SMCHS has many collections that require organization, improved descriptions, and preservation to ensure that they are properly cared for and accessible to researchers. We need your help to move ahead with this work! Donations to assist us with “processing” collections will provide for preservation and repair of manuscripts as needed, and will also enable us to properly organize, inventory and catalog collections so that researchers can more easily identify relevant materials. These collections may be in the Research Center, the Archives, and/or the Old Jail. Donors to the Adopt-a-Collection program receive special recognition on our website, in the Chronicles of St. Mary’s, and on the collection’s finding aid, if one is created.
If you have any questions about the collections in need of adoption, please contact the Society’s Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-475-2467.