Introduction to the Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library


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This brief slideshow was created to introduce the Special Collections Research Center to campus offices. It especially highlights the areas of University Archives and records management.

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Introduction to the Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library

  1. 1. Earl Gregg Swem Library Library, c. 1902
  2. 2. Warren E. Burger Collection Warren E. Burger’s Retirement Office Exhibit in the Special Collections Research Center
  3. 3. Barbot, A description of the coasts of north and south-Guinea, and of Ethiopia (1732) John Smith, History of Virginia (1624) Rare Books
  4. 4. First Edition, London (1884) Book owned by Rudolph Valentino La Russie : ou Costumes, moeurs et usages des Russes (1821)
  5. 5. Seal of Bruton Parish Church Bruton Parish Church 1754 Prayer Book Correspondence of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts
  6. 6. History of “Tower Hill,” Sussex County, Virginia From the Blow Family Papers Civil War Map, Hand drawn
  7. 7. Account Book Williamsburg Female Academy
  8. 8. Proclaiming William and Mary King and Queen of England
  9. 9. King William III and Queen Mary II Royal Charter University Archives
  10. 10. President Warren G. Harding and President J.A.C. Chandler, 1921 President James Blair Portrait by Charles Bridges, c. 1735
  11. 11. Diploma, 1918
  12. 15. Martha Barksdale
  13. 17. Records Management The systematic control of recorded information required in the operation of an organization’s business
  14. 18. Why Do We Do It? <ul><li>To ensure regulatory compliance </li></ul><ul><li>To minimize litigation risks </li></ul><ul><li>To control the growth of records </li></ul><ul><li>To improve efficiency & productivity </li></ul><ul><li>To safeguard vital information </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure business continuity & consistency </li></ul><ul><li>To support decision making </li></ul><ul><li>To preserve institutional memory </li></ul>