Why donate to the Archives? Leave your mark on Macalester! Ensure your student experiences are represented in the Archives, including what you did and how you spent your time. Future students will be happy to discover them.
Who donates? You! Students, alumni, faculty, staff—anyone in the Macalester community.
What to donate? See examples in the photo gallery to the left. We're always looking for: event flyers and programs; meeting minutes, notes, and other materials from student orgs or college committees; activism and protest materials; materials from student bands; photos with captions or information; materials documenting EEO or the cultural houses; video or audio of events; journals or scrapbooks from your time at Macalester; correspondence between students and the administration; Springfest, WMCN, or other events or programs; traditions, official and unofficial; social media posts and threads, etc. We collect both print documents and digital files. What else documents YOUR time at Mac?
What not to donate? We have plenty of copies of yearbooks, Spotlight, and The Mac Weekly. And we're out of space, so unfortunately we can't take mass-produced items like t-shirts or mugs. We'd love to know what you have though, as sometimes pictures of designs on items can tell us a lot.
How to donate? Email email@example.com with specifics about what you would like to donate. We prefer donations of originals but are happy to chat about scanning. You can also forward emails, digital documents, etc., to firstname.lastname@example.org, or add us to your Google Drive/Shared Drive.
When to donate? Contact us any time! Email to set up a time to chat or bring things in.