AFU has received and taken care of hundreds of (large and small) collections from all over the world.
Donating your collection to AFU will safeguard the material for the future so that researchers may have continued access to your life-time achievement. If you are a collector of the paranormal, or a researcher in any area related to paranormal subjects, please consider making a donation, or deposition, now or later, of your materials to the AFU collection. Your research and ideas will be kept for future researchers through cataloguing of your media, ordering (if necessary) of your correspondence, your clippings or your pictures or other items.
Books and magazines are almost immediately catalogued while the processes for other types of media/items may be slower. All material is kept under dry conditions. Your originally intended sort order of the material will be kept kept where this is appropriate to the customs at Swedish/international archives and for future researchers to effectively locate information. Parts of your collection may be considered for digitising to make it electronically available, if deemed of general research interest to many parties.
If you have special wishes for how your collections should be kept, or the availability of the same to researchers, such as access restrictions for parts of it, please contact someone on the AFU board for discussions. We are willing to listen.
If you have relatives please inform them of your wish – upon your death – to have the material go to AFU.
Best is a written last will (bequest, testament) where you explicitly write down and sign – with counter-signatures to make it fully legal – your wish to donate all of your phenomena-related archive/library to us. Please keep copy/copies of the last will in a safe place, among your “important papers” that will be guaranteed to be searched through by those who will administer your estate.
The last will should give detail instructions on the transfer of ALL relevant materials, also including (except all printed or commercially distributed media…) your personal files of correspondence, your phenomena-related photography and filming and any material items otherwise associated with your subject of study. If you are able please make a detail list of your holdings and include it with your will.
For shipping of collections to Norrköping, Sweden we often have funds for securing a safe transfer from your home to our facilities. We would usually like, whenever possible, to decide beforehand about excluding common & heavy materials, to avoid unnecessary transfer costs. One such example is very common magazines already available in a dozens of copies here at AFU.
We welcome any tip or suggestion on what you think could be a valuable acquisition to the AFU collection. Please contact us.