The Archives serves the students, faculty, and staff of the University and all members of the public interested in using its collections.
The collections of the Archives consist of diverse material types. These include paper documents, photographs, artifacts, electronic documents, and audiovisual recordings.
Accessioning and Deaccessioning
The Archives accessions collections in all formats from the offices and employees of the University in accordance with Wisconsin statutes, records management guidelines, and its responsibility in preserving the materials of University history. Additionally, historical materials from local persons, businesses, and institutions may be accepted as University manuscript collections. The Archives determines what materials have historic value and may reject materials beyond the collection scope and those that would overtax the resources of the UW-Parkside Library in terms of space, storage, supplies, or personnel.
Collections may be deaccessioned if state statutes and records schedules allow their destruction or if those not covered by records schedules no longer support instruction or document local history in a meaningful way.
The Archives makes decisions about accessioning or deaccessioning materials for Special Collections.
Items Not Collected
The Archives will not accept collections that require storage conditions, supplies, space, or time beyond the means of the library and staff. It does not accept materials that can never be made accessible to users, except where state laws require confidentiality of permanent collections.