Donate Materials

The Carnegie Mellon University Archives are the official repository for Carnegie Mellon’s intellectual, cultural, and administrative history. We steward the collective memory of our institution, and we strive to reflect the diverse experiences and contributions of our community. We make legacy possible at Carnegie Mellon by collecting, preserving, and providing access to materials of the university that have lasting historical value in all formats digital and analog.

To form a complete record of life at Carnegie Mellon University, we gather a wide range of materials from

  • Leadership and Administration
  • Academic Programs
  • Students
  • Faculty and Affiliates
  • Alumni

Archivists work closely with administrators, faculty, staff, alumni and affiliates throughout the donation process.

To learn more about our scope and the materials we collect, visit our donation guide

To donate materials, please contact us for a consultation.


The University Archives also welcome financial gifts. These donations support the work of archivists as we preserve and promote CMU's legacy. To support our work, visit our giving page.