The Keuka College Archives collects only those materials which are deemed to have legal, administrative, or historical value, and have some relationship to the college. This includes but is not limited to:
Note: Due to repository space limitations, considerations will have to be made for some items as to whether they will be permanently kept within the archives. The amount of relevant information that could be gleaned from the item will have to be weighed against how much physical space it will take up within the repository.
For example: A t-shirt celebrating the 125th anniversary of the college and a book about the celebration containing historical background information of the college would take up about the same amount of physical space. However, the book contains far more information than the t-shirt.
The Lightner Library reserves the right to accept, refuse, or de-accession any item deemed inessential to the collections of the Keuka College Archives as determined by the Library Director.
The Keuka College Special Collections, by definition, has a less-defined policy than that of the archives. These Special Collections contain items of historical or educational interest, which may have only minor associations with the college. Some items may have no connection at all with the college.
Some examples include:
The Lightner Library reserves the right to accept, refuse, or de-accession any item deemed inessential to the collections of the Keuka College Special Collections as determined by the Library Director.