Help keep Special Collections a vital and vibrant institution that makes its collections publicly available for research, scholarship, and teaching of future generations.
You can help preserve the history of Tucson and the Southwest in many different ways, including sponsoring name plates, monetary donations, and donations of material that fits with the scope of Special Collections.
We care for and utilize the unique items our donors entrust to us. If you have material you would like us to consider adding to our collection, contact us.
For inquiries related to monetary giving, please visit the Development Office page.
We have a number of eminent endowments established by individuals with exceptional vision. Browse all endowment opportunities or select one of the highlighted endowments below.
Ann-Eve and Emery Johnson Library Endowment
Acquires special books in the Fine Arts and Humanities with a heavy emphasis on art books with beautiful reproductions (this emphasis is perpetuated by family). Purchases are as requested by staff of Special Collections, college of Fine Arts or University of Arizona Museum of Art
Jacquie and Jim McNulty Endowment
Supports and enhances Special Collections especially to care for and manage photos, manuscripts, and archives
Fay and Lawrence Clark Powell Endowment for Southwest Research
Supports purchasing southwest research materials
Drs. John P. and Helen S. Schaefer Endowment
Supports the acquisitions of materials (e.g., photographs, books and archives) for all the Library's special collections
Polly Hamilton Special Collections Endowment
Acquires unique materials for Special Collections
Bertie Berry and Virginia Hayden Women of Mystery Collection and Archive Endowment
To purchase women mystery writers' books and archival materials
Ruth Goodhue Chasteney Memorial Endowment
Supports the acquisitions of materials and books of English and American Literature
Della Cole Distler Memorial Endowment
Supports the acquisitions of materials in Humanities
Henry F. Dobyns Applied Anthropology Endowment
For the purchase, processing, digitization, and preservation of Applied Cultural Anthropology collections
Guadalupe Southwest Hispanic Endowment
Supports acquisitions in Southwest Hispanic Culture
W. David Laird and Helen Ingram Library Endowment
Purchases and strengthens library materials in Southwest desert ecology and environment
Edith Goodhue Reiber-Magnuson Memorial Endowment
Supports acquisitions in English and American Literature
Nancy D. Solomon Artists' Books Endowment
Purchases artists' books for Special Collections
Ken Wolfgang and Kendra Gaines Library Endowment
Provides research fellowships for graduate students (using Special Collections) engaged in moving image studies
Supports Special Collections in the acquisition of Vaudeville materials