Non-profit Foundation

The McCune Art and Books Collection Foundation, Inc.(MABC) is a non-profit 501c3 corporation that was founded in 2006. The purpose of MABC is to help broaden and enrich the McCune Collection and its events through the acceptance of cash and other items of value to support the McCune. Its non-profit status makes it possible for MABC to receive donations that are tax deductible as allowed by law. MABC gratefully accepts cash or stock certificates to help support the McCune.

Donations of rare books and other material that enhances the existing McCune Collection are always welcome. The McCune is pleased to consult with anyone interested in making such a donation. The bylaws require the McCune Collection to only accept unrestricted gifts.

Anyone making donations of cash, marketable securities, collectible materials (which are determined to enhance the McCune), or items of specific use to the McCune, will receive a tax deductible receipt acknowledging the gift.

Please help support the McCune Collection by clicking here to donate.

To make a gift of cash / marketable securities, or to contact McCune about donating an item for the collection, the please contact the following:

McCune Art and Books Collection Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 20277
American Canyon, CA 94503 is the exclusive property of the McCune Art & Books Collection Foundation.
There are no claims expressed or implied that this is an official site of the City of Vallejo.

“Give what you have. To someone it may be better than you dare think.”

- Longfellow

“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”

- K. Gibran
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Volunteering at The McCune

Volunteers with The McCune have the opportunity to gain firsthand familiarity with the historic books, presses, binding tools and other artifacts in the McCune Collection while providing valuable visitor services and helping to expand our community engagement. Applications are accepted at all times. We keep all applications on our waiting list, and will contact applicants with the required skills, interests, and availability for interviews as volunteer positions become available.

Qualified candidates should possess some of the following: an appreciation for the book arts; a versatile attitude for dealing effectively with the public; a basic proficiency with computers; and a high regard for being responsible and reliable. Orientation and training as needed is provided in many areas including: event coordination; visitor/donor contact administration; facilities management; Collection maintenance; and publicity assistance, among others.

How to Apply

To apply to be a McCune Volunteer, please download an application (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) and send your completed application to:


The McCune Collection
P.O. Box 20277
American Canyon, CA 94503
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Help Us Out Just By Searching the ’Net

GoodSearch is a search engine which donates 50-percent of its revenue to the charities and schools designated by its users. Thus, every time you search the Internet using the Goodsearch search engine, The McCune earns donations for the preservation, maintenance, and expansion of the McCune Collection. It's the easiest way to help us out, and doesn't cost you a single penny!

GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!
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Visiting: Hours & Location

The McCune Room is OPEN to the public on the FIRST & THIRD Tuesday of each month, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, and on every Saturday, from NOON - 2:00 PM. Tours may be arranged by appointment. To do so, please contact us by phone at (707) 674-4082 or by e-mail at

The McCune Room is located on the lower level of The John F. Kennedy Library.

John F. Kennedy Library
505 Santa Clara Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
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Reuse Program: Wish List

The McCune uses the little money it receives to protect and enhance its collection. We are very careful about what we purchase. There are items we would like but don't want to purchase new if it can be avoided. With that in mind, we are looking for good-hearted people, who have perfectly good items they no longer need, to donate them to the McCune. We feel that reusing articles which are still in good condition will save the McCune significant amounts of money that can be better spent on the collection.

Donating these items can free up space in your house, give you the needed reason to buy a newer, better model, allow you a tax deduction and give you the satisfaction that you are helping the McCune.

Items Currently Needed:

  1. DLP projector designed for office/classroom use - one similar to an InFocus IN112X
  2. Preservation materials (archival storage boxes, acid-free tissue paper, etc.)

If you have any of the items to donate, please contact the McCune Art and Books Foundation.

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