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How to Donate to Local History

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We gratefully accept donations of Local History materials, Shaker Author works, and Local History funding to support and enhance our collections.

Connect to Local History to donate Local History materials or Shaker Author publications. You may send Local History funding to the Director.

Please include your contact information with your donation. We will send you a letter of acknowledgment to use for tax purposes, and we publicly recognize Local History and Shaker Author donations at our regular Board meetings.

Donated materials will be included in the Local History Collection under the guidelines of the Local History Collection Development Policy.

The Local History Collection is a repository of materials related to the history of Shaker Heights. We appreciate donations from members of the community.

Items that have been donated to the Collection have included school brochures and concert programs, yearbooks, minutes of community organization meetings, class photographs, local election campaign materials, Shaker business memorabilia, and many other items that help us tell the story of Shaker Heights.

If you bring us memorabilia, we want to thank you for them! Please include your contact information so we can send you a letter of thanks, and acknowledge your donation to the Library Board of Trustees and to the public.

The Local History Collection is supported in part by the Sheldon “Skip” Baumoel Fund and the Walter N. Larson Trust. Your financial donation will help sustain the Local History Collection, and allow us to purchase much-needed equipment, supplies, and materials.

Please visit Donate to the Library and designate your gift for Local History.

In-kind donations of specific needed equipment are also very gratefully appreciated.

We accept donations of published works by authors who have lived in or are from Shaker Heights. Shaker Author donations are acknowledged by a gift plate on the inside cover of the donated book.

Visit our Shaker Authors Collection to learn more.