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CUNY Dominican Studies Institute

Accession Policy

 The Dominican Archives seeks donations of archival materials to document the experience and contributions of the Dominican population in the United States. The Archives is looking for all types of archival materials, including:

  •     correspondence relating to immigration or political, social, and educational activities;
  •     family history and community events;
  •     minutes of social organizations and civic, political or business groups;
  •     photographs of storefronts and street scenes; community activities;
  •     family events such as family outings, communions, baptisms, marriages, newspaper clippings related to personal activities, organizations or business events;
  •     publications including newspapers, magazines or pamphlets; and,
  •     any other materials generated by Dominican organizations and individuals in connection with their lives and activities that have historical, research or other value to warrant       their permanent preservation.


If you, your organization or anyone you know has any of the above described materials, please contact the Dominican Archives. The Chief Archivist will schedule an appointment to conduct an appraisal to determine the archival value of your collection, before it is accepted by the Archives. It is very important that your papers be surveyed and appraised by a professional archivist to ensure that only those materials having historical value are collected, preserved and made available for research.

The Dominican Archives has a formal accession policy and process for all donations of archival materials. If you are considering donating materials to the Dominican Archives, please review the documents listed below:

    Archives Survey Form (PDF)
    Archives Accession Form (PDF)
    Archives Deed of Gift (PDF)