George Sutherland Archives: Archives Forms

Collection Scope of the George Sutherland Archives

The George Sutherland Archives focuses on building collections in the following areas:
  • The history of Utah Valley University
  • The secular history of local cities, particularly Orem, Lindon, Vineyard, and surrounding communities
  • Utah County history
  • General Utah history
  • American Deaf history and culture, particularly Utah

We focus on collecting the following types of items that fit within the stated collection guidelines (see above);

  • Photographs
  • Professional or personal manuscripts, publications, and papers of former administrators, faculty, staff, and notable alumni
  • Memorabilia
  • Oral histories
  • Student theses or other faculty-reviewed projects or other publications

Please note: We are not actively collecting rare books and other rare items that do not fit our scope.

Donating to the George Sutherland Archives

We are very grateful for gifts, and we will consider donations of materials that fit within our current collection guidelines, outlined above. However, because our scope is narrow, it is imperative that Archives’ staff first determine whether the items will become part of the collection. If you are interested in donating materials, PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST to discuss the items you wish to donate at 801-863-8821 or 801-863-8173.

Guidelines for Donating to the George Sutherland Archives

  • Contact the Archivists at the George Sutherland Archives first to discuss whether your donation fits within our collection scope (see above)
  • If you would like to use a donation for this year’s tax purposes:
    • We do not appraise materials
    • The deadline for arranging donations to the Archives is December 1 of each year
  • Do not drop off donations at the UVU Library Circulation Desks or Reference Desk. They cannot accept them on behalf of the Archives
  • Items must be delivered directly to the Archives staff in LI 302, and are subject to a 30 day assessment period to determine compliance with our collection policy (see above)
  • Donor’s current contact information is required with all donations
  • We reserve the right to refuse any donation and to dispose of any materials that are not added to the collection
  • Potential donors must also work with the UVU Foundation on all gift-in-kind donationsf
  • Donation Forms
We also accept donations of digital items, or we can digitize items you wish to retain physically, for use in our Digital Collections. If you are interested in donating faculty projects or student theses, please fill out and send us a Digital Repository Donation Form. For all other digital items please contact us.
To participate in one of our oral history projects, please fill out our: 

Digital Repository Copyright Guidelines

The right to download or print any of the pages of the materials posted on the Digital Repository is granted by the copyright owner only for personal or classroom use. The author retains all proprietary rights, including copyright ownership. Any reproduction or editing by any means mechanical or electrical without the express written permission of the copyright owner is strictly prohibited. Please contact us for more information.

Contact Us

Catherine McIntyre
(801) 863-8821

Richard McLean
(801) 863-7066

Aimee Bastarache
(801) 863-8173