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John M. Kelly Library & Archives

Nouwen Archives: Archival Records

Archival records are records created, or received and accumulated in the course of the normal conduct of affairs, and preserved because of their continuing value. Archival material provides evidence of the activities of an individual or organization in carrying out everyday affairs. The term "material" is defined as any kind of recorded information, regardless of physical form or characteristics. "Material" is an umbrella term that includes, but is not limited to, documents, records, photographs, films, machine readable magnetic and optic media, published and unpublished manuscripts, art and sound recordings.