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Donald G. Tritt Library and Archives
 
608-527-6565
Donald G. Tritt Library and Archives
 
608-527-6565

Archival Records Worth Preserving

Although no list can be complete, the following are records that often merit archival retention.
announcements
annual reports
articles of incorporation
artifacts and souvenirs
broadsides
brochures
bylaws
calendars and timelines
charters
constitutions
correspondence (especially issue-related/decision-making)
directives
fliers
goals and objectives
handbooks
histories
leaflets announcements
ledgers
legal documents
photographs
planning documents
policy and procedure manuals
position papers posters
press releases and publicity
property documents
publications
scrapbooks
slides
special event invitations
speeches
summary personnel documents
summary membership documents
summary financial statements
testimony
manuals
minutes of meetings
organizational charts
videotapes
The following types of records do not typically merit permanent retention in an archives.
routine bills (i.e., utility bills)
employee timesheets
payroll records
duplicate material
blank forms and unused printed materials

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