| In support of its mission, Columbia Archives continues to collect materials. Long-time Columbians and others who have been involved in many of the community's valuable organizations often have important materials that would be of interest to, and should be preserved by, the Columbia Archives.
The Archives is actively seeking:
- Records of organizations such as clubs, religious organizations, performing and visual arts groups, sports groups, neighborhood associations, companies, etc. These include charter or incorporation papers and bylaws, lists of members, minutes, news clippings, photographs, histories, newsletters and other ephemera and memorabilia
- Personal papers of prominent Columbians including diaries and scrapbooks and photo albums
- Articles, books, reports, speeches and dissertations on Columbia
- Original art and literature by Columbia residents
- Photographs and audiovisuals of people, places and events in Columbia history
If you have materials to donate to the Archives, please contact the Columbia Archives at 410-715-3103 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of A Guide to Donating Your Personal or Family Papers to a Repository and A Guide to Donating Your Organizational Records to a Repository, both published by the Society of American Archivists can be provided.