Transfers from Campus Offices & Departments

Items deposited in the College Archives from St. Olaf College departments and offices must be dropped off at the Archives on Mondays, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. A staff member from the Archives will be available at that time to accept the items. Please do not leave items at the College Archives (or with NAHA staff/at the NAHA offices).

An Archival Deposit Information Form must be completed for all deposits. Please print the form, complete the first page, and bring it to the Archives with your department/office’s deposit.

The College’s official retention schedule offers a detailed list of materials to be retained. Please refer to the schedule when preparing your department files for deposit in the College Archives. Each college department/office/entity is responsible for organizing their files, culling duplicates, and arranging deposits to the Archives. Please work with your student employees to complete this work before depositing material with us.

The Archives does not accept:

  • Blank forms and unused printed or duplicated materials
  • Duplicate material (retain only the original and any annotated copies)
  • Replies to questionnaires if the results are recorded and preserved in the Archives or in a published report


For questions pertaining to the donation process:
Student Associate for Collection & Donor Support
x2190 |

For specific archival inquiries:
Kristell Benson, Lead Archivist
x 2176 |