Some visitors may be interested in contributing material resources to the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center. We are currently soliciting donations for a History of Illustration teaching collection. We thank you in advance for your support of this endeavor. Our wishlist items include:
We are looking to grow our Student and Alumni Authors Collection at the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center.
The Special Collections Center hosts Student Acquisition Review Days bi-annually. The review dates for Fall are typically in November and for Spring are typically in April. The Student Acquisition Review Days are open to all majors and sign ups are announced through the portal, campus email, and social media.
Cheri Marks, Special Collections Curator and Archivist will meet with you during a 30-minute appointment to offer feedback on your finished work and make purchase/donation decisions for the collection.
Guidelines: We are looking for things like student-made artists’ books, zines, photobooks, comics, games, card decks, experimental printed matter, etc. Only finished work will be considered. Publications and multiples produced as part of a class assignment, thesis, extra-curricular, independent project, etc. are all eligible.
You can view previous examples by browsing the Student and Alumni Authors Collection in the online catalog.
Please note: The Alfred R. Goldstein Library does not systematically collect student theses at this time. Alumni who are interested in submitting work to Special Collections are encouraged to send project information or a prospectus to the Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian. We do not accept unsolicited donations.
We are appreciative of donations and are selective about what materials are added to the Special Collections Center. Selection decisions are made by the special collections librarian in consultation with the library director, librarians, and/or faculty. Due to space limitations, costs of processing, etc. we are seeking a representative sample rather than a deep dive of items on our current wish list.
For inquiries about donating to Special Collections, please contact Cheri Marks, Special Collections Curator and Archivist (email@example.com or 941-359-7583) with images and a list of items for consideration.
Special Collections will consider accepting materials according to the following criteria and conditions:
Upon acceptance, gifts are irrevocable and become the property of the Ringling College Library. Items that we are unable to add to the collection may be donated or otherwise disposed of. When gifts are accepted, an acknowledgment letter of receipt will be sent for the donor's tax purposes. Ringling College does not provide valuation of materials, and it is the donor's responsibility to provide a title list if they wish that information to be attached to the letter.
For inquiries about donating to the Alfred R. Goldstein Library, please read the Library’s Gift Policy or contact Alexandra Vargas-Minor, Co-Interim Director of Library Services (firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-309-4055).