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Donations of Archival Material

While some rare collections may be purchased, the majority of our collections are received by donation. Donations of archival material may be eligible for a tax credit.  As a Class A repository, Queen's University Archives is able to put forward application for certification of your archival material by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board should it be warranted. For more information on donations and tax credits, please consult an Archivist by phone (613.533.2378) or e-mail (archives@queensu.ca).

Monetary contributions

Monetary contributions to the Friends of Queen's University Archives fund are always greatly appreciated and also eligible for a tax receipt from the University.

Contributions can be made directly online at www.givetoqueens.ca/archives

Alternatively, cheques or money orders can be made out to:

Friends of Queen's University Archives
Queen's University Archives
Kathleen Ryan Hall
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3N6

Photo Donations

Queen's University Archives is pleased to accept donations of photographs relating to the heritage of Kingston and the region. What we are seeking are images that reveal how the area has changed over time, how life in Kingston has changed and special or significant events. Although we are primarily interested in receiving original material, we will also welcome the opportunity to copy images that fill in the gaps in our holdings.

Some areas in which we are particularly interested include:

  • Industry (building interiors and exteriors)
  • Commercial properties and businesses (building interiors and exteriors)
  • Buildings that no longer exist
  • Transportation
  • Streetscapes (especially side streets and non-main arteries, as well as Montreal St. and Union St. away from Queen's campus)
  • Sports teams or games, pre-1950
  • Parks, except for City Park
  • Western Kingston

If you are interested in digitizing and sending images to the Archives, we only ask that you please try to provide us with an image that is at a minimum 600 dpi resolution, preferably in tagged image file (tiff) format.

Please feel free to contact us at either 613-533-2378 or by e-mail at archives@queensu.ca and an archivist will be more than happy to speak with you.