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Donating and Transferring Electronic Records of your Student Organization or Group

Thank you for your interest in donating/transferring to the Special Collections and University Archives, the official repository of historically significant records of Furman University. We value college life and student voices and understand the critical importance of documenting student culture.
Our goal is to preserve and share the history student organizations for current and future generations. You can be part of Furman’s story by helping to make your student organization materials available to students and researchers through our Archives. Your group may not have many records, but even if all you have is a website, some photos on social media, or a file folder of papers, we would love to preserve it in the Archives! 

Here are some examples of historical records we are interested in preserving: 

  • Publications and publicity material- posters, flyers, newsletters, brochures, event programs, press releases, and zines
  • Social media networks -Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat
  • Web content -website pages, blogs 
  • Digital media - photographs, audio recordings, and videos of important events
  • Founding and governing documents - constitutions, bylaws, handbooks, policies, annual reports, membership list 
  • Meeting materials - agendas, minutes, committee reports, and audio/video recordings of meetings

We are especially interested in historical documents from underrepresented groups or materials that advance social justice

How to transfer digital files to the archives: 

If you are an FU student or a member of staff who would like to transfer your organization’s records, you may contact the University Archivist to schedule a consultation. We welcome your questions at specialcollections@furman.edu