Your donation is an important investment in the future of the Ulysses S. Grant Association’s Presidential Library and will allow us to continue and expand our mission to publish and preserve Grant’s writings and to provide educational opportunities and outreach to the public.
Your donation will also allow us to fund stipends for visiting scholars, scholarships for high school students to attend annual USGA meetings, travel for our staff to attend workshops and meetings, and other related special events and activities. In the future, we hope to fund graduate fellowships and scholarships for students. Your donation will help move us towards that goal.
All donors will receive a Ulysses S. Grant commemorative pin.
The Ulysses S. Grant Association has also established an Endowment Fund with the Mississippi State University Foundation in order to build an endowment that will fund the salary of future Grant Association executive directors. 100% of your donation will go to the endowment for the USGA. For more information about planned giving or to make a donation, please contact Thomas Anderson, Interim Dean of Libraries, Mississippi State University.
Donations of Material
We welcome gifts of books, maps, photographs, manuscripts, archival records and other materials, published and unpublished, that document Ulysses S. Grant’s life and times. Please contact Ryan P. Semmes, Archivist, for more information.
Ownership and Use
- Once accepted by the Library, materials become the property of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library / Ulysses S. Grant Association and are generally not returned to their original owners.
- We add suitable materials to our collection. We may donate unsuitable materials to another library or charitable organization, or sell them to raise funds.
Appraisal and Valuation
- We are prohibited by law from giving appraisals or estimates of value for donated materials. Donors are responsible for placing a value on their donations.
Donor Recognition and Identification
- Donors can request that we add bookplates recognizing them or honoring another person to donated materials.
- The Online Catalog record of a donated item will identify its donor, unless otherwise requested.
- Donors receive a receipt indicating the types and numbers of materials they have donated and a letter of acknowledgment for tax purposes.