Faculty papers complement departmental holdings and reflect the teaching, research, and service missions of the university.
What we collect
- Bibliographies or publication lists.
- Biographical material about the faculty member including curriculum vitae, photographs, interviews, bibliographies.
- Correspondence with colleagues, students, and scholars and researchers at other institutions.
- Consulting files.
- Departmental and committee records created in an individual’s capacity as a university administrator, department chair, committee chair or member.
- Diaries and journals, personal and professional.
- Family papers, particularly if family members have shared in research efforts.
- Grant and research files, lab notebooks, project records.
- Photographs taken by or of the faculty member, documenting research colleagues and staff, laboratories, equipment, family and friends.
- Professional contributions. Materials documenting involvement in professional or research organizations.
- Manuscripts or drafts of articles and books, including unpublished works.
- Offprints of authored articles.
- Other publications (if not otherwise available through libraries).
- Talks and lectures.
- Teaching materials including lecture notes, course syllabi (depending on quantity), and class rosters.
- Records relating to service outside the university.
What we don’t collect
- Reprint or book collections, unless items are of unusual significance (e.g. annotated by a major scholar in the field)
- Personal financial records, cancelled checks, tax returns.
- Student academic information including grades.
- Extensive amounts of artifacts and memorabilia.
If you are interested in donating faculty papers, notify the Archives staff at 645-2916, or contact the staff via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are transferring a large volume of records, the Archives staff will first examine the records onsite.
Donations are considered gifts to the Archives, and donors will be asked to sign a deed of gift document acknowledging transfer of ownership to the Archives.