Effective Friday, March 13 at 5pm, Duke University Medical Center Archives is closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19.
Staff are working remotely and are available for consultation via our online request form or via email (email@example.com). While we cannot access our physical collections, we are happy to answer general questions and assist you in locating digital materials for your research if possible.
We also recommend checking out this blog post for some digital research options: 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.