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Donating records family photos and other archival materials to a state society may cause the records lost to family researchers. A local township or county society might be a better place to donate such materials. Local societies are usually user friendly and their materials reflect the local history.
Another option for donating archival materials is the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Your materials would be available to a great number of patrons. People come from all over the world to go to the Family History Library and I understand that they are a great help to patrons. (aaj1985)