How to Add to our Collection

We always welcome prospective donations to our permanent collection. Please contact us before sending material for donation to the Archive or collection. Due to space limitations, we may not be able to accept your items, particularly if we already have several of the same object or if the object does not have a Geneva connection. We prefer identified photographs of people, as unidentified photos have less research and display value to us.

There are gaps in our collection that we would like to fill:

  • Photographs, archival materials, and objects between 1970 and the present
  • Photographs, archival materials, and objects reflecting Geneva’s diversity, including but not limited to racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious groups
  • Photographs, archival materials, and objects from Geneva’s industries, including current companies
  • Genealogical materials, from family records to photographs

Please call John Marks, Curator of Collections, at 315-789-5151 or send an email to jmarks@genevahistoricalsociety.com if you have items for our collection.