Special Collections

Transferring Material

The USM Archives contains records created by the University to carry out business. The records are organized by the office that created them, thus the overall arrangement of the Archives reflects USM’s organizational structure.

Records that have historical value should be transferred to the University Archives. This includes such materials as annual reports, budgets, minutes of meetings, policies, and memorabilia. The University of Maine System has created record retention schedules advising how long records should be maintained by offices.

Record Retention Practices pdf 

When transferring material to the Archives, please fill out the following form for each box of material and place in the box. For further information contact Susie R. Bock (780-4269), susie.bock@maine.edu.

Transfer Form