Process of donating or selling materials to an archives
- Interested in placing your materials at WRC or possibly another archives?
- Discussion of fitting the collection overall
- Donating / Deed of Gift
- What to expect
Donating electronic or audio/visual materials to WRC
Appraising your books or personal collections
An appraisal can help determine the fair market value of materials for purposes of negotiating a sale or a tax write-off associated with donating the materials. Woodson Research Center (WRC) suggests the following resources to help you begin conducting research on a suitable appraiser for your collection. WRC cannot provide appraisals because it would be a legal conflict of interest.
- For basic information on the appraisal process, read Your Old Books, a pamphlet prepared by the Rare Books and Manuscript Section (RBMS) of the American Library Association (ALA).
- Find a bookseller to help you sell your books: Antiquarian Bookseller's Association of America publishes an annual membership directory. It includes subject and geographical indices to help you contact the booksellers who might be of assistance
- Find an appraiser:
John Payne, Payne Associates
2309 Camino Alto, Austin, TX 78746
740 Holly Springs Dr., Conroe, TX 77302