As part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations, the Ottawa Senators have recently created a historical committee, in association with the City of Ottawa Archives, with the goal to encourage the donation of hockey-related items with heritage significance.
How Can I Help?
You can donate items OR You can loan your items.
What does donating an item mean?
Ownership of the material is transferred to the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and City of Ottawa Archives through a Deed of Gift subject to agreed conditions. Material will be reviewed by an Archivist to ensure it fits within its mandate. Donated material will be stored and repaired if required at the Archives in climate-controlled vaults and made accessible to the public for research purposes and through exhibitions. A tax receipt will be provided for all donations. The valuation for the receipt will be prepared by City of Ottawa Archives upon completion of the deed of gift.
What does loaning an item mean?
Ownership of material on loan is maintained by the Lender. Loans will used for various exhibition purposes including special milestone exhibits to be held throughout 2017 as part of the Ottawa Senators 25th anniversary. Owners of loaned items can request the return of their item(s) effective February 1, 2018. A minimum of 90 days' notice will be required.
What type of items are being accepted?
The committee is hopeful to receive historical items, such as game worn uniforms, artifacts, letters, player contracts, programs and memorabilia worth preserving and making available for study and display. Items brought forward for consideration should have significant historical value versus a signed piece of sports memorabilia.
What type of items are not being accepted?
The committee appreciates the support of the community, unfortunately we cannot display all hockey memorabilia. The following are examples of items that may not be accepted; game tickets, autographed merchandise, framed jerseys and promotional handouts.
How will the items be used and cared for?
The City's professionally administered archives has committed to the care and safekeeping of any, and all, donations. By preserving and exhibiting these treasured artifacts, the Ottawa Senators and City Archives seeks to tell and protect our community stories to present and future generations. The collected artifacts may be stored for historical preservation, displayed in the 2017 Milestones exhibit, Senators events and museum exhibits. Donated items would have insurance managed by the City. Loaned items would be at the risk of the loaner, as per the deposit agreement.
How do I submit an item?
You have two options: you may fill out the form online, or print it out and fax it to us. A drop off location and time will be provided by the Ottawa Senators if your item has been selected. You will be notified by the Ottawa Senators via e-mail or phone. Items will be accepted until October 31, 2016.