What to transfer to the Archives

The Archives is very interested in documenting administrative and teaching activities at the College.  While your department/program files may appear routine to you, please remember our desire to document the greater history of our institution.  We collect records regardless of format: we curate paper, publications, electronic files and media, audio-visual material, posters, etc.

Some examples below will give you a sense of information that the Archives would like to collect:

  • Meeting minutes: including minutes of any smaller committees in your department/program
  • History of your department/program: especially important if your department/program has undergone a shift in definition or emphasis
  • Faculty files (former faculty): publications, off-prints, correspondence, etc.
  • Grants: grant reports, documentation of smaller grants not documented through the Provost’s Office
  • Syllabi: archiving of syllabi with the Archives has been uneven. We would like to review any syllabi in your files to help fill gaps in our collection.
  • Studies of majors: aggregate data re: characteristics, grades, etc.
  • Tracking of graduates: information regarding careers of graduating majors; this information may not be duplicated by the OCC or the Alumni Office
  • Department outreach and events: files re: lectures, seminar series, conferences, poetry readings, newsletters, etc.

Questions? Contact us.

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