Our Museum in Action

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a nonprofit organization that depends on the support and generosity of thousands of fans to fulfill our mission to preserve history, honor excellence and connect generations.

For over 80 years, our Collection and Archive have grown to more than 40,000 Museum artifacts and three million Library items that are in need of continual care.

Your support is critical to the care of these one-of-a-kind treasures and helps ensure a world-class museum experience for generations to come.

Baseball Cards

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BASEBALL CARD COLLECTION CARE PROJECT

Through our Baseball Card Collection Care Project we will catalog and rehouse our entire baseball card collection.

To do this, we need to secure funds to purchase new archival-quality materials that meet the highest standard in Museum collection care.

Make a gift today toward the new project to ensure these cardboard gems are preserved for generations of fans to enjoy.

DONATE

Artifacts

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ARTIFACTS IN NEED OF CARE AND CONSERVATION

Here are a few artifacts from our collection that are in need of care. With your support, each of these priceless treasures can be preserved to help fans relive the moments and memories from baseball's past for future generations to come.


Photographs

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DIGITALLY PRESERVE HISTORIC PHOTOS

We need your help to continue our work to digitally preserve the Museum's photo collection, which contains more than 300,000 images.

Once digitized, many of the photos will be added to the our digital collection at collection.baseballhall.org


NEARLY FUNDED

These featured projects are nearly funded with less than $200 needed to complete.


OTHER PHOTO PROJECTS TO BE FUNDED


FUNDED IN FULL

Thanks to a number of generous donors, photographs from our archive featuring the following Hall of Famers will be digitally preserved. Many of the images preserved will be added to our online digital collection, which you can explore at collection.baseballhall.org.

Library Documents

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DIGITALLY PRESERVE ITEMS FROM OUR LIBRARY ARCHIVE

The Library archive is substantial, containing more than three million Library items, including a collection of original contracts, scouting reports, team publications, scrapbooks and much more.

Learn more about our Research Center here.


    FUNDED IN FULL

    Thanks to the support of fans like you, these digital preservation library projects have been funded.

    “The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s work of caring for the priceless artifacts and documents that define our game, which I love so much, is vital. Knowing that the collection of game-used equipment, photographs and documents from my playing days – as well as items from the moments that define the careers of Hank Aaron, Johnny Bench, Willie Mays, Tom Seaver, Jackie Robinson and all the other all-time greats – are being preserved for future generations of baseball fans, is truly special. I am proud to support the Museum's on-going efforts to preserve the history of to the greatest moments in baseball that live on in Cooperstown.”

    Joe Morgan, Hall of Fame Class of 1990/Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

    We hope that you to consider a gift to help support any of these important projects.

    Every gift is important and we are grateful that you have considered helping ensure these artifacts, photographs and library items are preserved for fans to enjoy for generations to come.

    For more information - or to make a donation by phone toward any amount toward one of these projects - please contact our Development Team at 607.547.0385.

    If you prefer to make a general contribution to support our mission to Preserve History, Honor Excellence and Connect Generations you can do so at the link below.

    DONATE