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The Archive of Documentary Arts depends upon the generosity of artists and private donors to excel at its mission. The Archive has received most of our holdings through gifts or with the support of our donors. We welcome inquiries from individuals or organizations interested in contributing to our holdings and supporting our programs.

There are two important ways donors can contribute to the Archive of Documentary Arts:

Make a Financial Donation

Your gift to the ADA is greatly appreciated and will support our work to provide access to books, manuscripts, photographs, films, digital media, and other materials related to the Documentary Arts, as well as our innovative outreach programs that help connect our resources to a broader audience. To make a financial contribution to the Archive of Documentary Arts visit our secure online site.


Make a Gift to the Archive of Documentary Arts


Donate Your Collection

To find out if your collection of personal papers, books, photographs, films, or other AV materials are appropriate gifts for the ADA, please contace Caitlin Margaret Kelly, curator of the Archive of Documentary Arts. You may also consult the Guide to Donating Materials

Thank you for your support!


Gedney 1972


William Gedney Photographs and Writings, 1940s-1989