Donate Your Records

You probably have boxes of old photos, souvenirs, and other memorabilia sitting around your home and you aren’t quite sure what to do with it.

Do not throw it away! The OJA wants it!

We acquire the records of Jewish individuals who live (or have lived) in the province and those Jewish organizations or businesses that have operated in the province. Donating your original records ensures that they will be preserved and made accessible to future generations of researchers. We collect records in all unpublished formats (textual, graphic, audio-visual, cartographic, architectural) from all eras. This may include correspondence, videos, photographs, diaries, posters, brochures, etc. Originals are always preferred over copies for archival reasons (believe it or not, a piece of paper is going to outlive a PDF).

The OJA is a registered charity and can issue receipts for donations. We are also a designated institution under the Canadian Cultural Property Export Act. Please contact us for more information or if you have any questions.


Individuals

Learn more about the personal and family records collected by the OJA.

Organizations & Businesses

Learn more about the types of records the OJA collects from organizations, synagogues, societies, and businesses.

Preparing Your Records for Donation

Learn more about how to prepare your records for donation.