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Donate to the Ward Irish Music Archives

Since 1992, the Ward Irish Music Archives has focused on our mission of collecting, preserving, and disseminating Irish music in America, as well as providing access to these materials at our physical location and through our online digital collections. Now we ask for your help in sustaining our work for future generations.

Please consider donating your collections or making a tax-deductible donation today.

Donate to the Ward Irish Music Archives

Make a Donation

If you find our services useful, please consider donating $25, $50, $75 or whatever you can afford.

Please make a tax-deductible donation now. You will receive an email confirmation that can be used for your tax records. Online donation form coming soon

Volunteer at the Ward Irish Music Archives

Donate Time

From data entry to digitization, WIMA thrives on the help of dedicated volunteers. Archives staff provides training and supervision to help you help us!

For information on becoming a volunteer, please contact us to request further information. Contact us

Donate Collections to the Ward Irish Music Archives

Donate Collections

We welcome donations large and small. While the archives cannot appraise donated items, it will pay for a professional appraisal to donors of large collections. Donations to the archives are tax deductible. Contact us to donate materials

Chuck Ward's House of Music

Chuck Ward's House of Music

The Ward Irish Music Archives pays tribute and continue Chuck Ward's legacy with a new project to collect and preserve Irish music so others may enjoy our rich Irish musical heritage. Read more...

Where your donation goes

Technology: Digital preservation projects and our digital collections require ever-increasing amounts of storage and bandwidth. Plus, playback of old audio formats requires the repair, upkeep, and purchase of devices to reproduce the sounds of our collections.

Staff: WIMA maintains a small staff, but additional resources can help us expand our efforts to preserve and provide access to Irish music. Additional funding can help us to hire more archives, library, and sound reproduction professionals to fulfill our mission.

Projects: From collaborative projects with partner institutions to digitize Irish music to creating more digital collections around our Irish American musical heritage, WIMA has a number of future projects in need of funding. Help us!

Items we collect include

  • sound recordings
  • sheet music
  • songbooks
  • instruments
  • cultural items
  • historical items
  • unique printed materials
  • photographs
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