University Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to historically significant records of UNC Wilmington. The collection documents the history of the University of North Carolina Wilmington since its founding as Wilmington College in 1947. To learn more about University Archives and search the collections:
In addition to guiding University staff on when to discard records, the University Archives collects and preserves university records of permanent and historical value. The Records Schedule provides some guidance as to what series of records are should be retained permanently and transferred to the University Archives. In general, this is a very small portion of the records that you create or use in your office.
Examples of institutional records that are preserved by University Archives:
Once permanent records are transferred to the University Archives, we do a quick review of the transfer to check that everything you intended to transfer is present and in the order described in the transfer form. If there are additional materials present, or if we have questions about some of the materials, we will contact you for more information.
We then begin the process of making these records available for researchers:
Once the records are described, researchers can view the collection guide online, request materials, and use them in the reading room at the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History, Randall Library.
You may have records in your office that should be transferred to the University Archives for historical purposes. You will need to do some review to prepare records for transfer. The following steps will get you ready to work with us on transferring records to University Archives: