J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library

Archives Collection Development Policy

The Michigan Tech Archives welcomes gifts of books, manuscripts, photographs, and other historical materials that relate to the history of Michigan Technological University and the western Upper Peninsula. It is, in part, through such generosity that the Archives is able to add depth and diversity to the archival resources made available to our research communities.

The following guidelines are offered to assist donors. Based upon these criteria, the Michigan Tech Archives retains the right to accept or decline all potential gifts. In addition, should a gift be accepted, the Archives retains the right to include that material in the archives collection, route to the Library’s main collection, or otherwise route or dispose of as determined by the needs of the collection and the nature of the items donated.