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Ways to Give


Make a gift by credit card using our secure online form to support the program of your choice.


Please mail your check payable to Smithsonian Libraries and Archives to:

Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
PO Box 418320
Boston, MA 02241-8320

By Phone

Call the Advancement Office at 202.633.2241 for more information or to process your gift over the phone.

Stocks and Securities

Your gift of stocks or securities can mutually benefit both you and the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. Please contact the Advancement Office at 202.633.2241 for additional details and transfer information.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts include bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, and retirement plan assets. Your planned gift enables you to become a member of the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives’ Legacy Society. Please contact the Advancement Office at 202.633.2241 for additional details and benefits. Click here for more information on how to include the Smithsonian Libraries in your estate plans.


With a gift of $50,000 or more, you can establish a named endowment to provide funding for the Libraries and Archives in perpetuity. Endowments can be established to support exhibitions, lectures and activities, for general use, or for specific purposes such as a book acquisitions fund in anthropology. To learn more about established endowments at the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, please click here.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Advancement Office with any questions. We can be reached at 202.633.2241 or

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