Guide to Records Management

The Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Department assists University offices in determining which records to keep and which to discard, and offers advice on ways to file, store, and retrieve records economically and efficiently. The following sections provide guidelines for the management of University records:

Principles of Records Management
Background information about records management at Northeastern University.

Planning for Records Management
A guide for planning an efficient filing system and management program for your records.

Conducting a Records Survey
Procedure for completing an inventory of existing departmental records.

Schedules for Retention and Disposition
Lists of common records types and the time period that they must be retained before they are sent to the University Archives or destroyed.

Transferring Records to the Archives
Step-by-Step instructions for sending records to the University Archives, or arranging for their destruction.

Glossary
Common records management terms and their definitions.