The University 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 University of Southern Maine’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 (UMS) has created record retention schedules advising how long records should be maintained by offices. Please refer to UMS Record Retention Practices.

When transferring material to the Archives, please fill out the USM Archives Transfer Form (PDF) for each box of material and place in the box.

For more information please contact us.

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These are the records produced by the University. The Archives is arranged according to the hierarchical structure of the University. The Archives consists of unit level records documenting administration and unit activities (programming, publications) and do not include personnel records which are maintained by Human Resources. The Archives includes paper, printed, audio, visual, audio-visual materials.