The Vault: The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives Society

In its mission to highlight scholarship in history, art, culture, and science, and support researchers and curious minds around the world, the Smithsonian has brought together the Smithsonian Libraries and the Smithsonian Institution Archives to create a brand new unit: the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives.

To celebrate this joining of forces, we are excited to launch The Vault: The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives Society, with expanded benefits, levels of giving, and opportunities to engage with Smithsonian staff, programs, and exhibitions for participants of all levels. Participants can increase their giving at any time to deepen their connection to the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, gaining access to private tours, VIP events, and other exclusive benefits. Those who make a gift of $100 or more by the end of 2021 will be recognized as founding members of The Vault. Donations to any branch or program of the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives are eligible. 

The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives is motivated by an ambitious vision for innovative digitization and access, robust user services, diverse collections, creative educational resources, thought-provoking exhibitions, and critical preservation.

Your support will enable us to realize this vision and reach learners everywhere—in-person and online. Please join us in building a bolder future for the world’s largest museum library and archive system.

SUBSCRIBER LEVEL | ALL PARTICIPANTS
• Subscription to Smithsonian Libraries and Archives magazine (Connect)
• Subscription to Smithsonian Libraries and Archives monthly e-newsletter (e-Connect)
• Early access to program registration and recordings

PAGE LEVEL | $100-$499
All opportunities of Subscriber level plus:
• Recognition on the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives digital donor wall on our website
• Subscription to exclusive newsletter for members of The Vault (Page Turners)
(The full amount of your contribution is tax-deductible.)

CHAPTER LEVEL | $500-$999
All opportunities of Page level plus:
• Annual collectible bookmark
• Opportunity to request reserved seating at public programs
• Recognition in Smithsonian Libraries and Archives annual report
(The full amount of your contribution is tax-deductible.)

VOLUME LEVEL | $1,000-$2,499
All opportunities of Chapter level plus:
• Personal tour of a Smithsonian Libraries and Archives exhibition, one of our 21 libraries, or the Smithsonian Archives, for up to four people
• Invitations to exclusive virtual programs
(The full amount of your contribution is tax-deductible.)

COLLECTION LEVEL | $2,500-$4,999
All opportunities of Volume level plus:
• Invitations to exclusive events, such as exhibition openings
• Recognition in the Smithsonian Institution annual report
• The Vault special recognition pin
(The estimated value of benefits at this level is $100; the remainder is tax deductible.)

ANTHOLOGY LEVEL | $5,000-$9,999
All opportunities of Collection level plus:
• Personal tour of a Smithsonian Libraries and Archives exhibition, one of our 21 libraries,
or the Smithsonian Archives, for up to 16 people
• Two complimentary tickets to annual Adopt-a-Book event
(The estimated value of benefits at this level is $200; the remainder is tax-deductible.)

MASTERPIECE LEVEL | $10,000 AND ABOVE
All opportunities of Anthology level plus:
• An invitation to lunch and tour with the director of Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
• An invitation to meet with a curator, conservator, archivist, or head librarian to discuss a specialized topic, as staff availability allows
• An invitation to an exclusive annual in-person event
• Story highlighting your generous support shared on the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives website or in The Vault newsletter
(The estimated value of benefits at this level totals $400; the remainder is tax-deductible.)

Join Us!