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How You Can Help

This project is being made possible through the support of others.  If you find this subject matter interesting or useful, please consider becoming a part of the work to expand and improve this informational tool.  Additionally, your support will allow it to grow, move to a permanent server with adequate storage space and fund the labor and technology necessary to digitize and share the library.  Here are some areas where you can help:

Library Donations:  If you have old agriculturally related books, bulletins, brochures, magazines, catalogs, old seed packets, memorabilia, etc. that you would like to donate, please contact us.  Please do not ever think that something is trivia or trash.  So keep an open mind next time you are cleaning out an old attic, basement or barn, or see a box of old catalogs and magazines at that next estate sales you are at.  I cannot over emphasize how important historical documentation is to seed variety preservation work.

Catalog Scans:  If you have old catalogs in your collection that are not represented here, and you are not interested in donating them, please consider taking the time to scan the pages into digital images and sending them to us.  We would prefer to receive them in high resolution format on a CDROM.

When submitting scans, please do not tag the images in a way that defaces the image.  If you are interested in receiving credit for your effort, we will list you on the donors page.

We have a very clear copyright and appropriate use statement for the site and the catalog scan section is only available to participating members that have agreed to these policies.  We hope that you feel comfortable that the information that you are providing will help to support this project by adding valuable content and important information to horticultural researchers.

If you do not have the technology to scan files or create CDs, please contact us.  We may be able to arrange to do this for you.

Writing:  If you like to research and write articles and are so inclined, we welcome well researched, well documented, well written biographies of historic seedsmen or old seed companies.  The article can accepted in either plain text or Microsoft Word file formats.  Please include a detailed bibliography of your references and copies if possible.

Financial Support:  Any donations, no matter how small, will be directly applied to the maintenance and improvement of this project.  If you would like to make a donation using a credit card, click here.  We do not have a separate bank account so please be sure to note that you want the funds applied to the Victory Horticultural Library project.  You can also mail donations to the Victory Horticultural Library, c/o The Victory Seed Company, PO Box 192, Molalla, Oregon  97038 and they will be accounted for on our Finance Report page.


Regarding Memberships and Annual Subscription:  Although much of the material on this site is open for public viewing, there is an inherent cost in creating and serving up large scanned images across the internet.

To help fund labor for membership management, library and archive management, scanning, web maintenance, server storage space, internet connection bandwidth, etc., we planning to offer a premium "membership" service in the future.  Please email expressing interest and we will add you to a contact list.  At this time, we are not accepting memberships but still gratefully accept donations to support this work.


This tribute to great pioneers in horticulture was created and is sponsored by:
The Victory Seed Company

"Preserving the past, one seed at a time"
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