The SIA welcomes your donations. The SIA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible for U.S. federal income tax purposes. A printed receipt will be mailed or emailed to you after your donation is processed.

The SIA has designated four dedicated funds for donations; a General Fund, a Student Travel Scholarship Fund, a Vogel Prize Fund and the Industrial Heritage Preservation Grant Fund. See below for information about these funds.

To make a donation by mail, send your check to:
Society for Industrial Archeology
Dept. of Social Sciences – MTU
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

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Thank you very much for donating to the Society for Industrial Archeology!

Please indicate which fund or funds you are donating to:

  • General Fund: SIA activities and programs that have the most need as determined by the SIA Board of Directors.
  • Student Travel Scholarship Fund: The SIA awards travel scholarships to help full-time students and professionals with less than three years of full-time experience to attend annual conferences.
  • Vogel Prize Fund: Each year the SlA recognizes outstanding scholarship within the field of industrial archeology with its Robert M. Vogel Prize. The award honors the author of the best article to appear in the Society’s journal, lA, within the past three years. The prize consists of a cash award and a wooden foundry pattern and plaque engraved with the recipient’s name.
  • Eric DeLony Industrial Heritage Preservation Grant Fund: The Society for Industrial Archeology offers Industrial Heritage Preservation Grants from $1000 to $3000 for the study, documentation, recordation, and/or preservation of significant historic industrial sites, structures, and objects.

If you would like to discuss planned giving to the Society for Industrial Archeology, please contact SIA headquarters at