The Archive of Documentary Arts depends upon the generosity of artists and private donors to continue its mission. The ADA has received most of our holdings through gifts or with the support of our donors. The ADA welcomes 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, contact Lisa McCarty, Curator of the Archive of Documentary Arts.

Thank you for your support!

William Gedney Photographs and Writings, 1940s-1989

Gedney 1972