Records Management Program at MIT
Institute Archives and Special Collections


Managing Your Records

Records Storage

The Records Management Program assists offices and departments in arranging for transfer of their records to Iron Mountain, the records management company storing MIT's inactive, non-permanent records. How do I prepare records for transfer to storage?

Records Retrieval

Records can be made available only to authorized personnel in the office in which the records originated. Access to records created by another office are only available through the office of origin. How do I retrieve records from storage?

Records Destruction

At the end of their retention period, records should be destroyed (shredded or recycled) in a timely manner. Records are eligible for destruction when their retention periods have expired, all audit requirements have been satisfied, there are no pending requests for information, and there is no reasonably foreseeable litigation involving the records. What should I know about retention and destruction?


Last modified 12/12/11







Intitutute Archives and Special Collections
MIT Libraries
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4397 USA
MIT Libraries