Donating Materials to the Archives

The Department of Archives and History relies primarily on donations to add to the collections.  We welcome donations of materials which help tell the story of the people of Baldwin County.  We also collect books and other materials about Baldwin County for our Reference Collection.

Donating Artifacts and Documents

If you would like to offer materials to the Archives for the permanent collections, please submit a description of the material by submitting a potential donor form.  This form can be obtained from the department of Archives and History.  If you prefer to talk to someone about a potential donation, please contact the department director by email at Email.  In the subject line please list Potential Donation or phone (251) 580-2572.  Archives staff do not provide monetary appraisals of material but do provide a list of professional appraisers.  The list of appraisers is provided to the public upon request.  (The list of Appraisers provided are not Baldwin County Commission employees)

Some time periods and topical areas are underrepresented and the Department is actively seeking donations from the following categories to improve the exhibits in the Archives of Baldwin County.

Records that documents the lives of Baldwin County Black Communities to include but not limited to: church records, military records, Baldwin County Fast Facts, genealogy, photographs, statistical registers, community organization histories, textual materials such as: letters, diaries, etc.

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