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Mission Statement

The mission of the IU Libraries University Archives is to appraise, collect, organize, preserve and make available records of enduring value in support of the University's administration, teaching, research and service. To this end, the University Archives will:

  • Provide information services which support University administrators in performance of their duties
  • Support research and teaching by making available and encouraging the use of its collections by the IU community and the public
  • Promote knowledge and understanding of the history, programs, and goals of Indiana University
  • Work with campus partners to develop and implement a records management strategy for IU Bloomington offices, schools, and departments and for administrative offices on the IUB campus that have system-wide responsibilities

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Collection Policy

The University Archives collects records relating to the history and culture of Indiana University that have long-term, indefinite administrative, legal, fiscal or historical value. The majority of the records collected by the Archives are generated by University administrative units and academic departments and document the process of administering and managing the University. Another prominent but less voluminous source of records collected by the University Archives are the records generated by faculty, student and alumni organizations. The Archives also collects records that are about the University and members of the IU community, even if the creator of these documents is not associated with IU. Finally, the University Archives collects on a selective basis the personal papers of prominent IU faculty and alumni.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)