Interested in giving historical materials to be included in the Archives?
Here's what to expect:
If the materials fit our collection development policy, please call or email and we'll talk about the materials in detail.
We'll discuss access and use of the materials and special projects like digitization.
I'll prepare a form called a Deed of Gift for you to sign that will describe the materials in full and explain that you are giving the materials to the University Archives.
Items published by the University
Example: Skylark, Yearbooks, catalogs, university histories, magazines, press releases
Records from administrative offices, academic departments, and functions of the University
Example: annual reports, administrative memos and letters, Senate minutes, committee reports
Items that document student life and organizations
Example: photographs, student organization material, posters for events on campus
Personal papers, professional files, or manuscripts related to notable alumni, faculty, and administrators
Example: The Papers of Chancellor Dworkin, The Papers of Miriam Joyce
Materials related to the history of affiliated organizations, consortia, and institutions
Examples of these types of institutions: WJOB, Hammond Reads Inc.
Biographical, bibliographical, or publicity materials related to notable or distinguished alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators
Example: news articles, obituaries, awards, eulogies, speeches
These archival materials are in a wide variety of formats and are unique, one of a kind, and original. They are mostly papers, photographs, scrapbooks, and historic artifacts, but we also collect audio recordings, video recordings, digital files, microfilm, and more. As long as the materials meet the criteria above, we will likely accept it regardless of format.
Final decisions on accepting materials will be at the discretion of the University.