Procedures for transfer of University records

  • The disposition of University records should be managed according to a records retention schedule, which would indicate how long specific record series should be retained. If your records have not been scheduled, please contact Molly Wittenberg, Records Manager at 812-855-6564, or e-mail her at molwayne @ indiana . edu. Please do not destroy records that have not been scheduled.
  • Please do not send records to the University Archives without first consulting with the Archives staff.
  • The Archives prefers annual transfers of these records. To set up a transfer schedule, contact Molly Wittenberg.
  • When you are ready to transfer records, notify the Archives staff at 812-855-1127, or contact the staff via e-mail at  
  • If you are transferring a large volume of records, the Archives staff will first examine the records onsite.
  • If you detect the presence of mold, mildew, insects, etc., in your records, please contact the Archives staff immediately, and a staff member will examine the records onsite.

Packing and labeling of the boxes

  • Files should be transferred in archival record center boxes. These boxes can be obtained for free through the University Archives.
  • Records should be packed in the order in which they were kept in the office.
  • Records should be in file folders that are labeled with a folder title and inclusive dates.
  • Hanging file folders should be replaced with regular file folders.
  • Each box should be labeled in pencil with only the box number. Please do not write the name of your department on the boxes.
  • A complete box and folder inventory for the accession should be created in Microsoft Word or in plain text and emailed to the Archives.

Documentation: Transmittal Form

  • Complete a transmittal form when transferring records to the University Archives (one form per transfer).
  • To complete the form please save it to your workstation, complete all fields, print the form, sign it and return to the Archives with the records being transferred.