Archives staff, services, and resources are available online. Building access is closed for on-site research. We are happy to assist in answering questions or locating materials if possible. Please use our online request form or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also discover some digital research options from this blog post: https://archives.mc.duke.edu/blog/digital-research-resources
Records, both paper and electronic, are created daily in Medical Center offices and departments. The majority of these records are intended for a specific purpose and are only needed for a short period of time. Other records, such as files on grants or extended projects, may be active for longer periods. Within both types of records, some files will continue to have legal and historical value for documenting the activities of the Medical Center beyond their original purpose. Please consult the Medical Center Archives' Records Retention and Disposition Recommendations Guidelines for retention and disposition periods of individual record types.
Records of permanent historical and archival value to the Medical Center include:
If you have any questions concerning the permanence of records, contact the Medical Center Archives.