The library does not purchase archival materials.
The office or individual of origin relinquishes all rights to the materials when college records are transferred to the Archives for permanent retention.
The Library welcomes donations of materials that fall within the scope of the Archives Collection Policy. All donations become part of the Archives for use in the exhibits and for research. The Archives reserves the right to dispose of donations that do not fall within the scope of the Collection Policy.
Every donor must sign a Donation Agreement for every item the Library accepts for the Archives. The Agreement transfers ownership of the materials and all rights, including copyright and literary rights to Central Texas College District.
Donors who wish to claim tax deductions for the value of their gifts must obtain an independent appraisal. Library staff will not make appraisals or estimate the value of donations/gifts.
The purpose of the Archives is to identify, collect, organize, and preserve materials of permanent historical value that relate to Central Texas College; and to make those materials available to researchers.
The Archive collects historical, legal, fiscal, and administrative materials which have permanent and significant value to the college. These materials include but are not limited to:
Archival materials may take a variety of forms: publications, scrapbooks, documents, books, news clippings, manuscripts, maps, posters, audio and visual recordings, microforms, plans, memorabilia, photographs, etc.
The Archives are open both to the college community and to the community at large for research purposes. The Library staff provides access to the materials and assistance in identifying and using them.
Archival materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives room under supervised conditions. The Library will furnish copies of materials at the same cost as other copies made from library copiers (photocopiers, microform, etc.) when such copying would not be in violation of federal copyright laws.