Donating to the University Archives
The University Archives:
- takes custody of inactive records with enduring historical value.
- provides inventories, access to your files, and/or research services.
**All administrative records received by the University Archives are available to the originating office, but are automatically restricted for a period of 25 years from the date of creation for outside researchers.**
To send items to the Archives please fill out the Records Transfer Agreement.
What are records of enduring historical value? Some examples are:
- Correspondence: official correspondence, including policy statements, announcements, and memoranda at large.
- Reports: from projects, initiatives, committees, task forces, working groups, etc. Final reports, reviews, proposals, or recommendations; self-studies, strategic planning reports, and accreditation records.
- If available, the background research compiled to inform those working on the project: state of the question, background information, and history of the question.
- Meeting minutes, but also agendas and membership lists.
- Course materials, to include notes and syllabi
- Event posters, flyers, programs, tickets, scripts, and scores
- Journals, diaries, scrapbooks, and letters
- Photographs, DVDs, videos, etc. of university events
- Student group charters, by-laws, annual reports, minutes, membership lists, and organizational histories
- Publications, newsletters, brochures, booklets, and websites
- Architectural drawings and floor plans