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We are especially interested in historical documents from underrepresented groups or materials that advance social justice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 firstname.lastname@example.org.