University Archives and Records Center

Transfer Assistance

Records Retrieval

Records Destruction

About the Archives and Records Center

All records, whether historically important or not, have legal retention requirements related to the function attending their creation. Some records are destroyed at the end of this required retention period, while others are preserved as historical records. A records center stores records temporarily (at some point the records will either be destroyed or transferred into archival custody), whereas an archives stores permanent, historical records. The University Archives and Records Center carries out both functions for WWU. (For more information about the archival collection see the University Archives page.)