Shepherd University Archives and Special Collections does not and cannot provide appraisals for any item that is shown by an interested person or potential donor. The burden of discovering the price/market value of any item is the responsibility of the donor.
Please refer to the mission statement of the SUASC as a guide to help determine whether or not an item (however well-loved) should be donated to the archives. Further guidelines for an item's (or collection's) inclusion are listed below.
The Shepherd University Archive contains and collects records relating to the administrative, academic, social, and cultural history of Shepherd University since its creation in 1871. These records include print, photographs, pamphlets, cards, programs, realia, slides, scrapbooks and ledgers, meeting minutes of faculty, copies of faculty publications and ephemera.
The West Virginia Archive collects and will continue to collect materials that pertain to the history, culture and landscape of the Mountain State, particularly in already-established collections dealing with local history (primarily Jefferson County). The West Virginia Archive also contains rare books that constitute their own collection, not listed on the Print Collections page.
As space permits, materials may be added to the West Virginia Archive.
All items given to the SUASC must:
This archive does not collect
Materials that the SUASC cannot accept may still be accepted by the Shepherd University Library; please see the Donation Policy for details.
The SUASC collection development policy is based on and works with the Scarborough Library Collection Development Policy.
Types of resources that have been collected by the SUASC include: