What does SILAS collect?
SILAS collects items
that enhance the understanding of the Irish history and culture in
Latin America. Materials that are collected include, but are not
Rare books (first or
difficult to obtain editions)
Printed material and
newsletters, and ephemera
Graphic materials such as
photographs, maps, and posters
Personal papers of
Irish-born or related persons
Films and videos
Does SILAS accept copies of relevant documents, other than the original records
Only under exceptional
circumstances would SILAS accept copies.
accept other items related to the Irish in Latin America, as tools,
instruments, or clothing?
No, the Manuscripts and
Rare Books collection is intended to include only paper-, sound-, or
image-support archives, which may be made available in a library.
How do I donate
documents to SILAS?
First please contact SILAS to describe the donation offer. The librarians may request a list
that includes document descriptions or book authors and titles. SILAS
will arrange for transfer of the documents to the repository library,
and you will be required to sign an Agreement for Donation that
transfers legal ownership of the documents to SILAS.
Is my donation
Book and document
donations to SILAS are tax deductible in many countries, and the
Agreement for Donation may be submitted for tax-deduction purposes
(please consult a tax expert). However library staff members will not
be able to provide values for donated items.
Can I loan to
SILAS my documents instead of donating them?
You can deposit your
documents with SILAS on long-term loan. In this case you will continue
to own the loaned records.
Will I have
access to my donated or loaned documents once they are in the library?
Yes, you can
consult them subject to the terms and conditions of donation or