Records, whether in paper or electronic form, are created daily in campus offices and departments. The majority of these records are intended for the specific purposes of those offices and are needed for a short period of time.
Other records, such as files on grants or extended projects, may be used for longer periods. Among both types of records, some files will continue to have legal and historical value for documenting the activities of the University beyond their original purpose.
Types of records which are of permanent historical / archival value to the University include:
Primary papers of the President, Provost, Vice President’s and Dean’s offices.
These records include all statements of policy, reports, correspondence (other than routine thank-yous and acknowledgements), speeches, university committee minutes, publicity materials, business files and memoranda (including email as appropriate).
Records from administrative and academic offices.
Correspondence, annual reports, department meeting minutes, final grant reports, self-study reports, policy statements and planning documents, symposium or colloquium files, newsletters and publications.
Faculty Committee Meeting Minutes
Including minutes from special task forces and working groups.
Catalogs, newspapers, yearbooks, literary magazines, newsletters, brochures, programs, posters.
Films, sound recordings, videotapes, and photographs produced by the University
Faculty and Alumni publications
Student Organization Records
Minutes, publications, photographs
1. Review files annually for files scheduled to be transferred to the University Archives or destroyed.
2. For files to be transferred to inactive storage:
3. Contact the Archivist (962 - 5461) regarding the pick-up and delivery of materials to the University Archives.