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Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons

Archives and Special Collections

Donating Funds

We continually strive to grow our collections, preserve them, and make them accessible to all. We couldn't accomplish this without the support of our community and donors. Whether you have made a monetary contribution or donated items to our collections, we are so thankful for your generosity.

If you would like to donate funds, please follow the directions below.

  • Go to this link:
  • Select your Gift Type 
  • Choose or enter a monetary amount for donation
  • Select "Library Archives" under Designation
  • Choose your Gift Options and include any comments for your donation
  • Click continue to enter payment information and finalize the donation process

If you would prefer to donate by check, please make it out to the Salem State University Foundation
​and write “Archives Gift Fund” in the memo section.

Donating Materials

Salem State collects archival and rare materials in several specific areas of research, most notably:
the history of Salem State University and its predecessor institutions (Salem Normal School, Salem Teachers College, and Salem State College), the history of the City of Salem; including the collections of individuals, organizations, and businesses, and collections related to Essex County politics and public affairs.

If you would like to donate materials to the Archives, please email archivist, Susan Edwards at with a description of the items.

Additional Information on Donating to a Repository

Salem Savings Bank Ledgers
Ledgers from the Salem Savings Bank Collection