How to transfer records to the Archives for timed destruction or for inactive storage

If you would like to transfer department/program files for inactive records storage or material scheduled to be destroyed please contact the Records Manager, Jessika Drmacich-Flach.

Obtaining boxes: If you need fewer than twelve boxes you can contact the Archives and we will provide you with acid-free cartons. For transfer of larger requests you will need to purchase acid-free, buffered storage cartons (15" X 12.5" X 10"). These can be easily obtained from Hollinger Corp. 

Order archival boxes

If you need more than twelve boxes for records scheduled to be shred, please use standard banker's boxes (15" X 12.5" X 10"). They must have hand holes.

Filling and labeling boxes: Fill boxes from front to back. Files kept in hanging folders must be removed from the hanging folders, but the intellectual information on the folder tabs must be retained either on the container list or transferred to new folders as they are placed in the box.  Please clearly label each box with the name of your department/program, and number the boxes consecutively.

For boxes scheduled for destruction, please request a label and a number from the Records Manager.

Making a list of box contents: (this is not necessary for boxes scheduled for destruction) Create a box and folder inventory.  A suggested format is provided below. 

Please note any files that should be restricted and, if so, for how long.  (If you have any questions regarding restrictions or the sensitivity of material, please speak with the Records Manager). Please also note any files slated for timed destruction. These may need to be moved to a separate box.


Box 1


            1          Department meeting, Sept. 1962

            2          Department meeting, Oct. 1962

            3          Definition of the major, 1962-1963


Place the container list for each box in a folder at the beginning of the box to which it pertains. Send the file as an email attachment to the Records Manager.

Transferring cartons: The Records Manager will determine whether your cartons will come to the Archives' (4th floor of Sawyer Library) or be shipped directly to the Library Shelving Facility.  Library Shelving staff and the Records Manager will contact you directly regarding shipment of your cartons and time/day of pickup. 

Stetson Hall Blueprints
Blueprints for the library in Stetson Hall from the Blueprint Collection.