The University Archives serves as the corporate memory of Northeastern State University. It is a central source for information about the people, events and buildings of NSU. Its purpose is to support the university administration, faculty, staff and student body by collecting, preserving and servicing non-current university records through the archival and records management programs. The University Archives also services research requests from external groups or individuals.
Primary collection emphasis is on official publications of the university (such as yearbooks, handbooks, catalogs, the school newspaper, programs, calendars, class schedules, newsletters, directories, etc.) Other materials created by the university in conducting business are also essential. These may include minutes of meetings (including the Board of Regents for Oklahoma Colleges, 1947-current), budget requests to the Board, reports, transcripts (Cherokee National Seminaries and Northeastern Normal School), personnel files, maps, photographs, speeches, biographical data, etc. Personal collections of individuals connected with the university are also sought. These may include such materials as manuscripts, photographs, slides, video and audio cassettes, etc. Faculty and student materials such as scrapbooks, lecture notes, syllabi, etc. would also be welcome.
Photocopying is done by an archives staff member according to the restrictions, age and physical condition of the materials. Photocopying light and heat is extremely harmful to paper. Many items are too brittle and/or large to be placed face down on the machine without damage. Copyright restrictions may also apply.
The University Archives is located in the east wing of the Library in Room 156. The hours are 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Archives is closed to the public on Tuesday and Thursday to allow the archives staff uninterrupted time to address several pressing issues related to preservation and bibliographic control of the archival collections.
For information on other services of the archives, contact Brenda Bradford University Archivist.