Collections and Personal Papers:

Documenting the Careers of Faculty and Staff

The Syracuse University Archives has a program to document the University and professional careers of its prominent faculty and staff. Although the Archives does not have the space or resources to accept personal and family papers of faculty and staff, it can assist in finding a proper home for those types of materials.

The following are the types of records that are actively sought by the University Archives:

  • Biographical Material: Resumes, vitae, bibliographies, biographical and autobiographical sketches, chronologies, newspaper clippings, and memoirs
  • Correspondence: Official outgoing (copies and/or drafts) and incoming letters and memoranda generated in the course of conducting University business
  • Diaries, Notebooks and Journals reflecting work done for Syracuse University
  • Classroom Material: Lecture notes, syllabi, course outlines, reading lists, examinations, and evaluations
  • Research Files: Outlines, research designs, notes, analyses, and reports of findings for projects worked on at the University
  • Departmental or Committee Records: Agenda, minutes, reports, correspondence, and related material when chair of a committee or primary drafter of the report
  • Published Articles and Monographs
  • Audiovisual Material: Recordings of lectures, speeches, discussions, interviews; videotapes, motion pictures, architectural drawings, examples of creative work
  • Photographs: Prints, negatives, slides, and digital images with identifying information
  • Memorabilia related to Syracuse University

Faculty and staff members interested in donating papers to the Syracuse University Archives should contact the Archives.