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Delta College Archives

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Delta College Archives

Carol Whittaker
Librarian + Archivist
(989) 686-9874

The Archives is available by appointment only.

We are located in A118 in the Library.

Archives staff is happy to assist you with your research request or with donating material to the Archives. Please contact Carol to schedule an appointment or to drop off donations.

Donation Policy

The Archives gladly accepts donations of material and depends on them to grow and enhance the collection. If you are interested in donating material to the Archives please read and complete the Deed of Gift form and return it to the Archives. This document formally establishes the transfer of ownership to Delta College and is required for most donations. Materials are appraised and will be kept only if they are unique and promote the mission of the Archives. Donors may choose to have any items not retained by the Archives returned to them. The Archives does not assign a value to donations. It is up to the donor and/or an independent appraiser to assign a value to archival donations for tax purposes.

Delta College Archives Collection Development Policy

The Delta College Archives collects materials that document the history, operations and activities of Delta College. Materials collected by the Archives include the following:

  • Annual Reports
  • Audio/Visual Material
  • Board of Trustee Minutes
  • Correspondence
  • Course Catalogs
  • Department Files
  • Ephemera (brochures, pamphlets and posters)
  • Manuscripts
  • Photographs
  • Policy Statements
  • Press Releases and Newspaper Clippings
  • Procedure Manuals and Guidelines
  • Publications (student and organizational, yearbooks, staff directories, handbooks, faculty papers, etc.)
  • Reports, Surveys and Planning Documents
  • Scrapbooks
  • Yearbooks

Items must provide an obvious informational and historical connection to Delta College or demonstrate a unique perspective that adds to the documentation of the College’s history.

The Following items are not collected:

  • The Delta College Archives does not collect student records. Those records are maintained by the Registrar’s Office.
  • Three-Dimensional items such as apparel, trophies, plaques, framed material and other large format items may be collected at the discretion of the Archivist and Library Director but may not be retained due to space and budget limitations.
  • Duplicate materials
  • Materials that are irreparably damaged, moldy or infested
  • Materials that do not fit the Mission and Collection Policy of the Delta College Archives