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Support Special Collections

The Special Collections gratefully accepts gifts in a variety of ways. Gifts to the Special Collections are tax-deductible. Your generosity benefits the entire UMBC community as well as visiting researchers and helps the Library execute its mission to fulfill the information needs of a research university with a distinctive undergraduate and graduate experience and to offer the highest quality resources and services for UMBC's growing and evolving teaching, learning, research, and service environment. You can help the collection reach its full potential by making a gift online, sending a check, and by donating materials (in-kind gifts). Thank you for your support!

Donate Online

Donate online at:

Please be sure to put Library Special Collections in the "Other Designations" box.

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Send a Check

To donate by check, send a check made out to the "UMBC Foundation" specifying Library Special Collections (or the name of the fund you wish to support) on the "memo" line of the check or in an accompanying note to:

Administrative Offices
Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

For the complete list and descriptions of funds and endowments, see:

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Donate Materials (In-Kind Gifts)

If you would like to contribute photography, books or archival materials to Special Collections, please contact Curator and Head of Special Collections Beth Saunders. She may be reached at 410.455.3827 or All donations are reviewed for compliance with the collection guidelines.

To donate UMBC related materials to the University Archives, please see the Records Management Policy.

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Special Collections Services



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photo of Robert W. Fichter's art
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