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Special Collections & Archives: Giving

Top 4 Reasons to Donate

# 4.  Your closet (or garage) is full.

# 3.  Your donation is tax deductible.

# 2. Other people should SEE what you have.

And the # 1 Reason...

# 1. You help us keep the history of technology and CSM's impact on the world alive.

Giving--How, What, When?

Funding Opportunities

  • Collections -- Help us purchase rare/unique books, maps, and more
  • Projects with impact--Collection-wide projects in digitization, collaboration, preservation, equipment upgrades
  • Endowments--Create a lasting fund to support collections, staff, discovery tools for users
  • Research Center--Support a virtual/physical space for visitors and scholars to use our unique materials

Contact Carol Smith, University Librarian for more information.

In-Kind Gifts

Want your items to reach a global audience? We're looking for personal and professional experiences, reports, correspondence, photos, etc. in:

  • Mining and related industries -- Including mining operations and companies; technologies; histories; environmental, social and legal aspects.
  • Colorado School of Mines -- Students, faculty and alumni experiences, histories, and memoirs; newsletters, photos, memorabilia.
  • Oil shale -- Technologies, facilities; histories; development in the US West; trends; environmental and social aspects.
  • Ropeways and wire rope transportation -- Site and company operations; technologies; histories; systems innovations and failures.

When to donate? The time is right when...

  • You like your stuff but don't use it regularly
  • You're ready to share with others
  • You're concerned about preservation
  • A life change (retirement, relocation, etc.) impacts how you store things

Contact Lisa Dunn if you're interested in donating.

Our Current Wish List:

  • An original copy of CSM's FIRST thesis: Wiley, Walter H. 1883. "Report upon the Utopia Mine, Ophir, Ouray Company, Colo."
  • Annual Report of the State Inspector of Coal Mines of the State of Colorado, 1884, 1947-49, 1960.
  • Annual research report on Photo- and Engineering Geology Along Interstate Highway 70, Eagle County, Colorado, Colorado School of Mines Foundation, for the Colorado Department of Highways and the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1965, Part 2.
  • Chemins de fer en Amerique, par E. Lavoinne et E. Pontzen, 1880-82. [We only have Volume 1 and the atlas.]
  • Coal [journal], 1893-94.
  • Colorado Mining Association Handbook, 1982.
  • Colorado School of Mines:
    • Benchmarks: Newsletter for CSM Faculty and Staff. Any issues past 1987?
    • CSM Brunton, 1995, 2000.
    • CSM Bulletin, 1932-35, 1941-45.
    • Mines (CSM) Directory, 1983-89, 1994-95.
  • Historia del Reinado del Emperador Carlos Quinto: Precidida de una Descripcion de los Progresso de la Sociedad en Europa Desde  la Ruina del Imperio Romano hasta Principios del Siglo XVI. Su autor Mr. Robertson; obra traducida del Ingles al Espanol, 1821, Volume 1.
  • Maclure, William. 1817. Map accompanying "Observations on the Geology of the United States of America, with Some Remarks on the Effect Produced on the Nature and Fertility of Soils..." 1st ed., printed for the author by Abraham Small.
  • Mines and Miners of Cornwall, Hamilton Jenkin, 1961, Volumes 7-9.
  • Mining district laws/articles of incorporation (any).
  • Mining Year Book, 1938, 1961-68, 1973.
  • Official Manual of the Cripple Creek District, Colorado, U.S.A., 1900 [Need the accompanying map of the district. Is there a Volume 2?]
  • Oil Shale: The environmental challenges II. Proceedings of an international symposium, August 10-13, 1981, Vail, Colorado, Kathy Kellogg Petersen, ed. Sponsored by the Oil Shale Task Force through the U.S. Department of Energy, Volume 1.
  • Organic Remains of a Former World: An Examination of the mineralized remains of the vegetables and animals of the antediluvian world, generally termed extraneous fossils, James Parkinson, 1804-11, Volume 1.
  • Philippine Mining Yearbook. [We have 1939-40, need other years.]
  • Rapports. Commission d'etudes Instituete par Liquidateur de la Compagnie Universelle du Canal Interoceanique de Panama, Volume 7.
  • Report of the Director of the Mint Upon the Production of the Precious Metals in the United States, 1905.
  • Robert D. Fisher Manual of Extinct or Obsolete Companies, 1937, Volume 5.
  • Robert D. Fisher Manual of Valuable and Worthless Securities, 1938, Volume 6.
  • Robert D. Fisher Mining Manual, 1940-41, Volumes 1-2.
  • System of Mineralogy, Robert Jameson, 1816, Volume 2.
  • Textbook on Mining Engineering, International Correspondence Schools, Scranton PA, 1900, Volumes 4, 6-7.
  • Traite de Mineralogy, par le Cen. Hauy; publie par le Conseil des mines, 1801, Volume 2.
  • Treatise on Metal Mining. Prepared for students of the International Correspondence Schools, Scranton PA, 1899, Volumes 2, 5.

Donations--Thank You!

Photographs, Colorado Mining Association, 1920s-1980?

Mine Accidents Index updates, Gerald Sherard

Photographs of Gilman mining, Colorado. Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter; Sterling Hill Mining Museum; New Mexico Tech University

Papers, Walter P. Gillingham (Class of 1947). Barbara Johnson

Memorabilia, Colorado School of Mines. Mines Foundation

On the Lookout

CSM Fraternities and Sororities.  We're looking for:
     Photographs (digital or print)
     Diaries, letters
     Written histories

Send us a Write Up!