Drexel is working on establishing standards for the retention of business, adminstrative, and financial records based on generally accepted accounting practices, legal and regulatory compliance.
The retention schedule for your department tells you what you legally need to keep and for how long. It designates some but not all of the records which should be transferred to the archives.
At the Legacy Center, we are working on providing more guidance on what records should be transferred to the Legacy Center (aka the Archives). As we build those guidelines, please remember: When in doubt, don't throw it out! Get in touch with us with any questions.
Permanent archival preservation
The Legacy Center is responsible for the permanent archival preservation of core and critical documents relating to the administration of the College of Medicine. Examples of such documents include:
- Records of governing bodies, such as Board of Trustees and Advisory Boards
- Records of the chief executive offices, such as presidents and deans
- Records of administrative offices
The Legacy Center also maintains records of lasting historical value that document the role Drexel and its predecessor institutions have played in the history of women in medicine, homeopathic medicine and women's health.