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The Archives acquires, manages and provides
access to Moravian College and Seminary
records of enduring administrative, fiscal,
legal and historical value. Collecting
shall involve the solicitation or donation
of material from trustees, presidents
and other administrators, administrative
offices, academic departments, student
organizations, faculty, students, alumni
and other individuals in possession of
pertinent archival material related to
the history, programs and goals of Moravian
College and Moravian Theological Seminary.
The Archives shall collect:
- Institutional records such as minutes,
reports, correspondence and other materials
generated by or for the College and
- Manuscripts including correspondence,
scrapbooks, notebooks, diaries, memoirs
and other materials of a personal
nature that document the activities
and history of the College and Seminary.
- Published materials such as catalogs,
yearbooks, and directories generated
by or about the College and Seminary.
documenting the history and activities
of the College and Seminary.
The Archives shall
- Artifacts, other than certain forms
of memorabilia generated for reunions
and other events.
- The Published and unpublished research
of faculty and students, with
the exception of student theses.
- Material whose only connection to
the College and Seminary resides
in the fact that it was created or
acquired by someone associated with
Only under exceptional circumstances
and in consultation with appropriate
administrators shall the Archives purchase
The Archives shall retain the right
to decline or subsequently dispose
of material that lacks permanent historical
value or is duplicative of other holdings.