Department of Defense Education Activity

Donating Memorabilia

Do have treasures you’d like to share with current and former staff and students of DoDEA, DDESS, or DODDS?

Send the American Overseas Schools Historical Society (AOSHS) a box of your memorabilia and they will record, digitize, archive, and display them online and in the museum for the delight of past and future generations.

For reference, below is a list of items AOSHS accepts and doesn’t accept as donations.

2019 AOSHS What's in your box?

The American Overseas School Historical Society is looking for donations of DoDEA school memorabilia to keep our history alive!


  • Artwork with location and date on it
  • Awards, class rings, diaries of school events, dissertations, and school journals (not vacation)
  • Letter jackets or other discernable clothing (cheerleading, mascots, band, etc.)
  • Magazines that feature student accomplishments; either military or host nation
  • News clippings with details of publication and date
  • Pennants
  • Photographs with identification of person(s), location and date
  • Presentations to visiting dignitaries
  • School records
  • Documented information about the mission of a School, District or Region
  • Trophies with specific details of school, event, year
  • Yearbooks
  • Videos or like of school functions and/or events


  • Items that are readily available elsewhere, such as commercially published magazines or textbooks
  • Broken artifacts, unreadable documents and other material that are too damaged to be of historical value
  • Personal diaries, videos or disks of holiday or summer vacations
  • Personnel documents that are disparaging to an individual/s or that contain any personally identifiable information
  • Souvenirs from foreign countries unless school or educationally related

Send your items to AOSHS at the following address:

American Overseas Schools Historical Society
704 W. Douglas Avenue
Wichita, KS 67203
Phone 316-265-6837

All donations must include a completed and signed Property Donations Form inside each box of items sent to AOSHS.

For further questions regarding property donations, please email the AOSHS office at or call 316-265-6837 to verify if the items/s you want to donate are appropriate for the archives.