The Library welcomes gifts in all forms. Many private donors have made contributions toward the acquisition of research materials for the use of Berkeley faculty and students. This support is very important in sustaining the excellence of our collections and services.
The following types of gifts may be considered:
Memorial and Honorific Gifts
Contributions given in memory or in honor of a person are welcomed. Commemorative gifts are welcome to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other significant events.
Endowment funds may be established with a gift of $50,000 or more. These funds provide the library with an annual income in perpetuity and have a lasting impact on maintaining world class collections. The University invests its endowments carefully to achieve a healthy rate of return that provides for both current needs and long-term growth. If desired, a special book plate can be created and placed in each book purchased with endowment funds.
Cash Gifts for Book Purchases
Cash contributions of any amount are welcomed as they will support the purchase of new books in the discipline of History. They can be made directly to the Library using the online form. In the special instructions or designations for this gift section, you may specify a particular collection.
Gifts of scholarly materials and the results of research have historically represented a significant element in the development of Berkeley's outstanding research collections. We welcome individual gifts, but due to space and staff limitations, we must be judicious in accepting large contributions. Donations of recently published books are welcomed. New book purchases will be checked to ensure titles aren’t already on order.
Please contact Dirk Kennedy to discuss your donation.
Contribute By Mail
All checks should be made payable to the UC Regents (specify it is for the History Collection) and mailed to:
212 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
For more information on gifts to the Library, please visit Ways of Giving.