SCU Archive Overview

SCU Archive Overview

The purpose of the SCU Archives will be to make available for research to qualified individuals resources on the history, outreach, activities, leadership, developments, and personnel of the university (and its previous incarnations).

Collections: Yearbooks
Catalogs
Photographs
Promotional materials
Biographical information
Historical files

Access:
Requires application and approval of Director.

Online Resources:

Archives History Blog (Some digitized images and records)

Personnel
Director of University Library and Information Center
Currently the University Library Director serves also as the University Archivist/Historian.  Duties:

1. to promote the history of the university via its archives
2. solicit volunteers to assist in organization, identification, and support of the archives
3. work with the office of institutional development to find financial support for the archival materials, boxes, and display materials required in an archive
4. systematize the storage and orderly disposal of inactive records (textual and non-textual)
5. to select and prepare for permanent retention records of potential enduring or historical value from academic departments and offices, faculty, student, alumni, and other supporters of the college
6. to arrange and describe records (archives) as appropriate, utilizing modern archival practice(s)
7. to make archival materials available for users under appropriate security
8. to ensure the preservation of records of historical value through document conservation when appropriate and solicit resources for this purpose
Duties of the University Archivist (Projected)
As the University grows there will be the addition of a professional or paraprofessional to serve as The University Archivist and this person will report to the Director of Libraries, and have the following duties:
1. 1to systematize the storage and orderly disposal of inactive records (textual and non-textual)
2. to select and prepare for permanent retention records of potential enduring or historical value from academic departments and offices, faculty, student, alumni, and other supporters of the college
3. to arrange and describe records (archives) as appropriate, utilizing modern archival practice(s)
4. to make archival materials available for users under appropriate security
5. to ensure the preservation of records of historical value through document conservation when appropriate and solicit resources for this purpose

The Method
The following are the general methods for organization of the historic files of the SCU Archives as outlined in the Organization of the Archives:

Institutional Records – Press releases, News articles, Boards, Committees, Organizational Charts, Brochures, Flyers, Fundraising, Buildings, Reports, Minutes, etc.

Academic Records – Departments, Schools, Divisions, Events, Schedules (Sem.), Committees, Faculty (Gen.), Etc.

Creative Arts Records- Music groups, recordings (LP’s, cassette, video) travels, creative writing, musical theater, drama, mimes, storytelling, liturgical dance, art, etc.

Student Life Records – Campus clubs, organizations, publications, achievements, activities, chapels, sports, events, etc.

Alumni & Friends Records –Alumni publications, events, committees, leaders, FOI (Feast of Ingathering), memorials, Donors/gifts, etc.

Decadal Records-
1940’s
1950’s
1960’s
1970’s
1980’s
1990’s
2000’s
2010’S
2020’S


Biographical Files- Presidents, Faculty, Alumni, Staff, and Supporters (photos, biographies, resumes, articles, etc.)

Yearbooks- 1947-1995

Special Related Collections

Noel Brooks Collection