Be a Friend in 2013!

Cheetah Cubs, May 23, 2012, courtesy of the National Zoological Park.

It is common to begin a new year with a pledge to better oneself.   Many of us decide we will give more to worthy causes, but wonder how and when!  We, at the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA), are excited by this season of inspired giving because we need you!   Your time, talents, and treasure are so incredibly important.

  • We ask for your time.  We need your help reaching out into your community, building networks, and identifying other potential SIA friends.  Help us expand our reach and impact by hosting an intimate social on our behalf, identifying individuals or organizations that can partner in moving our mission forward, or sharing your story with us about how SIA has benefited your work.  
  • We ask for your talentsWe are always looking for volunteers with archival skills to help our archivists and conservators preserve our cherished collections.  Your talent is a resource to making our collections available to the public.
  • We ask for your treasures.  Your fiscal support will allow us to continue preserving the legacy of the Smithsonian Institution and making its rich resources available to students, researchers, enthusiasts - everyone, everywhere.  We are excited about our ability for you to support SIA via our website.  Your support allows us to train the next generation of archivists and conservators through internships, maintain the latest technology to offer you a better experience, and preserve our one-of-a-kind collections.  

We enthusiastically invite you to share our vision and combine your expertise with ours.  Together we can make 2013 a landmark year in making the history and rich resources of our unique institution a benefit to everyone, everywhere.

To offer your time, talents and treasures – please contact Mamie Jackson Williams at the Smithsonian Institution Archives by phone (202) 633-5882 or by email at williamsmj@si.edu .

Click here to make a quick, easy financial gift of any amount, on our NEW Online Donations page!

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