MAC Archives

Transfer Procedures

MAC leaders should remove routine transmittal letters and other "house-keeping" documents following the retention period and before sending the records to the MAC archives at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Libraries. Records scheduled for transfer should be carefully packaged and described in a transfer form. Please send records to:

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
UWM Libraries / Archives attn. Archives Dept. Head
P.O. Box 604
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0604

Neither MAC nor the UWM Libraries is able to assist with defraying costs associated with shipping. The Archives Department will acknowledge receipt of transfers.

Individuals wishing to transfer electronic records should contact Abigail Nye, MAC Archivist and Interim Head of Archives University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Archives at [email protected] 414.229.6980. The Archives Department can accept almost any self-contained file format. To help ensure that content remains readable and usable long into the future, however, we prefer open, standard, non-proprietary, common formats.

Records are transferred according to the terms of the original agreement between MAC and the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on behalf of UW-Milwaukee and the UWM Libraries, which was executed in January 2003. Upon transfer, records become the property of the Board of Regents of the UW System. MAC retains copyright in all records donated. Records will be open for research except when prohibited by privacy laws or other statutes, or when formal agreement to the contrary exists between MAC and the Archives Department. The staff of the Archives Department may use its discretion to dispose of material outside the scope of its documentary goals.

Records Retention Policy and Retention Schedules