Trentoniana Acquisition Policy
Do you have something related to Trenton that you think would make a good addition to the collection? The Trentoniana Department of the Trenton Free Public Library collects printed and non-printed materials of all time periods (including present day) relating to the City of Trenton, its residents, and to an extent the surrounding areas. This material deepens the knowledge of the contribution of Trenton and its citizens to local, state, and national historical narratives. Paper and non-paper formats such as video, audio, and digital, as well as some art and artifacts, are all considered appropriate. All subjects relating to Trenton are within its realm of collecting – it may be about or manufactured in the City, or be about or created by someone who lives or lived here. The Department also collects material on subjects that have relevance to Trenton history such as the American Revolution or the history of industry in New Jersey that broadens our understanding of local history. Contact the Archivist for more information on donating items for the collection.
Please see our Gift Agreement form for all donations to the collection. Staff is unable to provide appraisals.
Monetary donations to help support the preservation of the Trentoniana Collection are also welcome, and can be through the library’s PayPal account here (be sure to write in the “note” section that your donation is for the Trentoniana Department). Please see the Friends of the Library page for information on sending monetary gifts by check. The Friends also conduct an on-going book sale of history-related titles that benefits the Trentoniana Department. Please see the list of current available titles.
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