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American Heritage Center, University Archives and Records Management Program: Retention Schedules

The University Archives and Record Management Program is the official repository for permanent records of the University of Wyoming.

Retention Schedules


Image: Photograph of Cowboy Joe, March, 1951. University of Wyoming American Heritage Center, Photofile.

Retention Schedules

A retention schedule is simply a list of the records that a unit creates and the length of time each record type (also called a series) needs to be kept. Retention schedules also state if a record has short term value, and when it should be destroyed, or if a record has permanent value, and should be sent to the AHC. Retention schedules are created in collaboration between the campus unit and the University Archives. The length of time a record is kept in the office is based on several factors including legal requirements and administrative needs. Because UW is a public university, and its records subject to state public records laws, all schedules are approved by the State of Wyoming.

If you have questions about the retention schedules, please contact the University Archivist, Sara Davis.


To access the retention schedules, please see the documents below.

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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