Please complete this form with as much information as possible for our review and consideration.
The Minnesota Historical Society accepts only a small proportion of materials offered due to the breadth of our current holdings. Space constraints and our commitment to sustainable stewardship and best practices play a central role in our collecting criteria.
Due to curatorial vacancies across MNHS collecting areas, we are temporarily unable to accept donations of 3D objects, Native American collections, fine art, maps, rare books, and other published materials. Please consider waiting to donate your materials and note that we may not be able to respond directly to all inquiries in the areas noted: 3D objects, fine art, maps, rare books, and other published materials. Thank you for your understanding.
MNHS is actively collecting in the areas of manuscripts; photography and moving images; archeology; and government records.
Usually we can respond within four to six weeks; some offers may take longer to review. Thank you for thinking of us!