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Money or related use items

You can donate money through the website here. If you would like to make a donation of equipment or materials for the museum to use, please contact Michael Smith at '), or at (765) 287-1256, ext. 500.

Model aircraft
1. Complete the Artifact Submission Form (through Google Forms), which will send the form to  Museum Collections Manager Maria VanVreede. Please use one form per model submitted.  Google Forms will email you a copy of the completed form. 
2. You cannot look ahead or save and come back to your work in Google Forms.  It is suggested you plan your submission using the Word version first.
3. A Word version, and a PDF version are available.  Please feel free to print and download to send through regular mail, or to email to Maria.  If you would like a paper copy mailed to you please contact Maria VanVreede at (765) 287-1256, ext. 508.
4. In a separate email to send current, color photograph(s) of the model(s) submitted for review. Other photographs and relevant documents can also be attached to this email.
5. The model will be reviewed at the next Museum Acquisition Committee meeting. The Committee meets four times a year.
6. If you have problems or questions about the submission form, or donating a model aircraft, please contact Maria VanVreede by email at '), or by calling (765) 287-1256, ext. 508, or by mail at:
National Model Aviation Museum
Attn: Maria
5151 East Memorial Drive
Muncie, IN 47302
7. Notification of acceptance will include information regarding shipping/delivery of the model. In most cases, the donor is expected to pay for these costs.

Radio equipment, engines, kits, building and flying equipment, or memorabilia
1. Put together a list of the items you want to donate including as much information as possible. Include information like what it is, the manufacturer, dates made/used, a brief description, and its current condition.
2. Photographs are helpful and appreciated, but are not needed with a detailed list.
3. Send the list and any photographs to Museum Collections Manager Maria VanVreede by email, , by phone, (765) 287-1256, ext. 508, or mail:
National Model Aviation Museum
Attn: Maria
5151 East Memorial Drive
Muncie, IN 47302
4. Maria will compare the list to what is already in the museum’s collection, and evaluate what items are needed.
5. You might be asked to provide further information, or photographs.
6. Maria often talks to other staff members and volunteers about the possible donation. Depending on whom she needs to talk to, and the amount of items on the list, it could take up to two weeks for an answer.
7. Plans to ship/deliver the donation will be made after the items have been accepted. In most cases, the donor is expected to pay for these costs.

Papers (ex. programs, correspondence, posters) or audio/visual materials (ex. photographs, film, DVDs) relating to aeromodeling
1. Create a detailed list of the materials you would like to donate.
2. Contact Jackie Shalberg, Archivist, via email: , phone: (765) 287-1256, ext. 511, or mail:
National Model Aviation Museum
Attn: Jackie
5151 East Memorial Drive
Muncie, IN 47302
3. Jackie will review the list of items and contact you regarding what is needed for the archives.
4. Delivery/shipping of the donation to the museum takes place only after it has been accepted by the Archivist. Do not send your donation before it is accepted.

Magazines
1. Create a list of magazines you would like to donate, with their titles and dates.
2. Contact Jackie Shalberg, Archivist, via email: , phone: (765) 287-1256, ext. 511, or mail:
National Model Aviation Museum
Attn: Jackie
5151 East Memorial Drive
Muncie, IN 47302
3. Jackie will review the list of magazines and contact you regarding what is needed for the library.
4. Delivery/shipping of the donation to the museum takes place only after it has been accepted by the Archivist. Do not send your donation before it is accepted.

Please Note: The Lee Renaud Memorial Library has been collecting magazines for over twenty years and has a large collection already. For many magazine titles there are only a few issues needed, especially in regards to the major titles of Model Aviation, Flying Aces, Air Trails, and Model Airplane News. We cannot accept complete collections and will only ask for the single issues needed.

Books
1. Write down a list of book titles and the publication dates for the books you want to donate.
2. Contact Museum Collections Manager Maria VanVreede at her email address, , by calling (765) 287-1256, ext. 508, or at National Model Aviation Museum
Attn: Maria
5151 East Memorial Drive
Muncie, IN 47302
3. Maria will review the list and compare it to what is currently in the library and contact you regarding what is needed. Browse the current library catalog.
4. Once the books have been accepted, they may be shipped to the museum. In most cases, the donor is expected to pay for these costs.

A general mix of items and materials
1. Create a list of what you have, including as much information as possible.
2. For each model aircraft you are intending to donate, please follow the steps listed for model aircraft.
3. Contact either Maria VanVreede OR Jackie Shalberg to discuss the list. They will work with you concerning the materials they oversee, and based on how many items you have, will either transfer you to the other staff person, or will contact them for you.

Maria VanVreede
Museum Collections Manager

(765) 287-1256, ext. 508
5151 East Memorial Drive
Muncie IN 47302

Jackie Shalberg
Archivist

(765) 287-1256, ext. 511
5151 East Memorial Drive
Muncie, IN 47302.

We follow the Museum's mission statement when accepting donations:
The museum and library is dedicated to collecting and preserving significant pieces of aeromodeling history in order to inspire a broad and passionate understanding of the historic, scientific, technical, and artistic legacy of model aviation, creating learning opportunities that stimulate the imagination, and encourage visitors to become actively involved in the world of aeromodeling.