The Macalester College Archives collects, preserves, and shares materials that document the history of our institution. Students are of course the heart of the college, but their experiences are often not found amidst a plethora of administrative minutes, reports, and publications in the Archives. Students create materials through orgs that give insight into student life: student interests; activities and events; campus climate; important issues, advocacy and awareness; student-administration relationships, etc., all of which are critical to understanding the college's history.
Help us fill in the gaps in our collections by sharing what your orgs are doing and creating!
Wondering what should be archived? We collect both print and digital materials.
There are things we don't collect.
It's easy to donate!
Your org materials will be organized, described, and preserved, along with the other materials in the Archives, according to archival best practices. Physical documents will be in archival storage; electronic documents will be added to our digital archives and backed up. The goal of Archives is to make collections available so they can be used in the future by others, including:
Note: Materials in the Archives can be restricted for a certain period of time if you have privacy or other concerns about what's in your materials.