Historically Significant Records

If you feel that a record tells the story of the University of Texas in a unique way it is best to consult with Records and Information Management Services

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Some records created in the course of University business have enduring historical value. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission requires archival review and preservation of records that tell the story of our Institution. Review the University of Texas at Austin Records Retention Schedule (UTRRS) to see if the Archival Field has an O or I, which indicates a record should be reviewed or transferred to the University Archives for historically preservation. During the Request to Dispose process, the Records Management Officer will coordinate with the archivist to ensure the records are reviewed or transferred accordingly.

Even when a record series is not labelled with an O or I it may be historically significant. For example, Departmental Employee Folders would not generally be historically significant, but in some unique cases, they may contribute to the overall story of the University of Texas at Austin. B. Iden Payne's Departmental Employee Folder, for example, was a treasure trove of memorabilia including pictures, handwritten notes, and newspaper clippings and therefore became part of the UT College of Fine Arts Records at the Briscoe Center for American History.

Legal Requirement:

441.186(a) The state archivist, through review of state records retention schedules […] shall identify and designate which state records are archival state records or which state records of potential archival value shall be subject to the review of the state archivist prior to their destruction

441.186(f)…components of university systems and other institutions of higher education may retain and preserve the archival state records of the component or institution […]if the records are preserved in an archives established in a library or research center directly controlled by the university.

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