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Wartburg College Archives: Donations &
Records Transfers

Wartburg College Archives is responsible for the collection and preservation of records that document the college’s history, development, operation, policies, people, activities, and events.


Thank you for your interest in donating materials to the Wartburg College Archives!

This page will provide you with resources related to donations of archival materials such as papers, publications, photographs, audiovisual materials, artifacts and memorabilia. For further assistance please contact the Archivist:

Amy Moorman


Helpful Forms!
What are we looking for?

The Wartburg College Archives collects materials such as:

  1. Records of campus office functions (minutes, reports, policies, correspondence, organizational charts)
  2. Publications and documentation of college events/programs (catalogs, brochures, posters, event programs, anniversaries, speeches, dedications)
  3. Historical items (photographs, audio/video productions, memorabilia, artifacts)

If you aren't sure whether your materials fit these categories, read our Collection Policy for more detail, or Contact the Archivist!

  1. Should I make a list of what material I have? We appreciate any information you can provide with your donation - what the materials are, who created them/owned them, identification of people in photographs - This is all valuable information!
  2. Should I weed items or reorganize them before donating? The original order of archival materials provides key contextual information and research value. Please do not attempt to "organize" records without consulting first with a trained archivist or records manager.
  3. Will you take everything I have? The Archivist will conduct an appraisal of your donation to determine which materials fit the institution's collection policy. Material determined to be outside the scope of the Archives will be returned to you or disposed of according to your wishes.

Vogel Library, 3rd floor

By appointment only

Wartburg College Archives

For appointment or more information, contact:

Fred Ribich, Acting Archivist
(319) 352-8457

Vogel Library, Wartburg College   |   100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly, IA, 50677 |   Phone: 319-352-8500   | Email: