NIU Archives List

Regional History Center / University Archives
Founders Memorial Library, Room 400
Northern Illinois University

The Archives does want:

  • Copies of any written unit or program histories
  • Annual reports
  • Program reviews
  • A run of all newsletters or other serial publications
  • Minutes of core committees, boards, councils
  • Accreditation reports, charters, constitutions, by-laws
  • A sample of syllabi, exams, student papers
  • A selection of identified photographs
  • Brochures, special events programs
  • Memorabilia [buttons, banners, posters, seals, etc.]
  • Administrative correspondence [colleges, centers, vice-presidents only]
  • Administrative correspondence for university wide committees/councils
  • Copies of faculty publications and vitae

The Archives does not want:

  • Any individual student records in any form
  • Any individual personnel records
  • Raw data or research files
  • Budget, purchasing, or accounting records
  • Publications produced outside your unit
  • Minutes of meetings produced outside your unit
  • General correspondence files (except as noted above)
  • Class rosters, schedules, old catalogs
  • Unidentified photographs or newspaper clippings

Please call to set up an appointment/visit with a staff member before having records sent to the Center. Once delivery has been approved by the staff, enclose a letter listing the office and contact person for the material, and inform us if you would like duplicates and unwanted material returned. Thank you for helping the University Archives preserve the history of NIU.