About Records

The University depends on information to develop programs and services, make critical strategic decisions, protect property rights, manage projects, serve students, and generate revenue. That information is contained in University records. Records can only be fully utilized as an asset if they are properly managed to enhance access to information and to reduce costs and risks. The University Archives helps busy staff manage University records by providing guidance on organizing, storing and disposing of records. If you have particular recordkeeping issues you would like us to address, let us know.

Disposing of Records

  • Records Retention Policy - Policy on Retention of University Records
  • Records Schedules - Guidelines for disposing of your department's records
  • Transferring Records to the Archives - Availability of trustworthy information about Case Western Reserve in 5 years or 100 years depends on the records that CWRU employees create and transfer to the Archives today. Here are guidelines for why, what, when, and how to transfer records.