Over the years the CRAI of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili has received a series of donations and legacies that have considerably enriched its collection:
- Vidal-Capmany bequest: the archive and the collection of Jaume Vidal Alcover and Maria Aurelia Capmany Farnés, left to the URV in 1991 in compliance with the last will and testament of the two authors.
- Bequest of Teresa Rovira i Comas: consists of more than 200 documents about the figure of Antoni Rovira i Virgili, journalist, writer, philologist, historian, ideologist and nationalist politician who was born in Tarragona, fled into exile in January 1939 and died in Perpignan in 1949 while he was the president of the Catalan Parliament in exile.
- Donation by Mr Pau Xuriguera: located at the Catalunya campus CRAI, it consists of 342 books and journals from the period he spent as a teacher in France.
- The Bloc Feminista de Tarragona Collection: this is a collection of 178 volumes, specializing in women and feminism, which comes from the library of the Bloc Feminista de Tarragona, active between 1979 and 2001.
- The Dr H.S. Klein Collection: a donation of almost 4,500 documents made by Dr Herbert S. Klein, professor at the University of Stanford, California, on the history, politics and economy of North and South America.
- The Falange Collection: donated by Dr Joan M. Thomas, professor of the Department of History and the History of Art of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Almost 1,000 copies on the Falange and Francoism. It also contains documents donated by the Caixa de Tarragona Periodicals Library.
- The legal collection: historical collection of books dealing with legal issues from the 18th, 19th and beginning of the 20th century, made up of donations made by specialists in law from Tarragona and public institutions.
- The Ramon Comas i Maduell Collection: unpublished typewritten documents, originals and separates, as well as letters received and sent that allows us to reconstruct the trajectory of this versatile author from Tarragona. It was donated by the writer and journalist Ignasi Riera, who had received it from Ramon Comas shortly before his untimely death.
The CRAI will only accept a donation if it is believed that it enriches the CRAI collection.