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Potential Acquisition - Donor Questionnaire

Due to staff working remotely, we are putting a hold on donations until further notice.

Objects offered to the State Historical Society's museum collections will be considered by the Museum Collections Committee (meets once per month). Please complete this form in as much detail as possible so the committee will have adequate information to make an informed decision about your offer. Note that not all accepted objects are placed on public exhibit, but all will be preserved for future generations and may be used for reasons other than exhibit purposes, including (but not limited to) research, educational programs, publications, and loans to other museums.

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Will you provide shipping / transport for any items accepted by the State Historical Society?   
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* (Please describe the items you wish to donate. Be specific including the estimated age, size, and condition of each item.)
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* (Write what you know about the items and their relationship to North Dakota: where / when / why / how the items were acquired and used; previous owners' names; relationship between owners; and most importantly, any PERSONAL STORIES about the items. (Why are they unique?))
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* (What photographs or other documentation do you have, or know of, that refers to any of the items you wish to donate?)
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Please send digital photos of your donation offer to museumacquisitions@nd.gov.

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Your information is for SHSND purposes only and will never be sold to anyone for any reason.

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