Financial Support

Professor Carolyn Ly-Donovan discusses research strategies with students.

Gifts to the Center for Western Studies make it possible for us to encourage young scholars to conduct research using our archives. Here, Professor Carolyn Ly-Donovan meets with her students to discuss research strategies using the South Dakota State Medical Association's historical administrative records at CWS, as they prepare for a conference presentation in Montreal, Canada.

Membership in the Center for Western Studies helps support our programs. The Center receives annual financial gifts from hundreds of individuals, families, and businesses. Programs are also supported in part by a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Members receive several benefits related to CWS publications and programs as well as reciprocal membership in the Time Travelers program. There are two ways to become a member.

  • Mail the printable reply card (.pdf file) to The Center for Western Studies, Augustana University, 2001 S. Summit Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57197
  • Join now online!
    • $50 Contributor
    • $100 Explorer
    • $250 Partner
    • $500 Scout
    • $1,000 Pioneer
    • $2,500 Ranger
    • $5000 Westerner

You may also choose to support specific CWS programs or fundraising campaigns.

The Center for Western Studies is grateful for your support! View a list of members, donors, and sponsors for the year 2019-2020 (.pdf file).