Donating Archival Materials

The Archives and Manuscript Department of Pitts Theology Library collects primary source material in the following subject areas:

What is primary source material? Primary sources include original correspondence, diaries, photographs and moving images, scrapbooks, reports, and many other materials. If you think you possess items that might be of interest to the Archives and Manuscript Department, you are encouraged to contact the Archivist directly at (404)727-1222, or by e-mail at

If you would like some general information about the process of donating archival or manuscript material to a library, see the following pages from the Society of American Archivists:

The Archivist will be happy to answer any specific questions you have about donating to Pitts Theology Library.

If you are a Candler faculty or staff member, please see our transfer guidelines for Candler School of Theology records and transfer guidelines for faculty personal papers.

Potential donors should be aware that by law we are not able to offer a financial appraisal of archival or manuscript material that is donated to the library.