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What is the University Archives?


What is University Archives?


To preserve the University of Central Florida’s heritage and achievements, the University Archives safeguards its memories and traditions for future generations of Knights by preserving university records. The University Archives is charged by University Policy 4-005 to collect those materials that document university history. Archivists are professionally trained to select the documentation that helps researchers to find information about the university and how it functions. That documentation comes in many formats including correspondence, reports, video and audio tape, photographs, publications and objects. The University Archives provides storage in a climate-controlled environment for records created by University offices and organizations that are no longer in daily use yet have enduring value. Materials are arranged to make them readily accessible to anyone interested in seeing them, preserved in acid-free containers and stored in secured stacks.


Guides to help researchers find relevant items in the collection are available on the website here. The University Archives offers reference services to the records creators for their materials held in the Archives. To use the materials stored in the University Archives, visit the Special Collections and University Archives reading room on the 5th floor of the Library, Room 501. We are open to the public from 8am to 5pm Monday-Friday.


The University Archives encourages donations from any part of the University community, such as, administration, colleges, departments, institutes, centers, alumni or student organizations.



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