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Special Collections & University Archives: Policies

Special Collections and University Archives is located on the 3rd Floor (Room 300) of the Library.

Collection Development

Special Collections & University Archives relies on donors for generous contributions of photographs, manuscripts, archival papers, rare books, and funds to help support and advance its mission to provide access to rare and unique materials for our students and scholars. Donors often also make a financial contribution that assists the department in processing donations.


Records without permanent retention periods may be deaccessioned/ permanently removed if the University Archivist determines they are no longer of enduring value, are duplicative of other records in the archives, or are available in another format. The archivist may choose to contact the office of origin to determine if the deaccessioned records should be returned or destroyed, but this is not required.