The CHS Collection continues to grow through the generous support of our donors, who give funds to assist with the purchase of new acquisitions, remember CHS through planned giving in their estates, or offer historically significant materials for the collection. Gifts large and small make it possible for CHS to collect, preserve, document, and share the state’s continuing heritage.

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All donation offers are carefully reviewed by our collections department staff. We check to see if the proposed donation fits within the scope of our collecting plan and determine if we have the resources to adequately care for the item or collection. Please do not send any materials without prior consent of California Historical Society staff. Unsolicited donations may be disposed of at the California Historical Society’s discretion.