Organized records help administrators make better decisions and provide researchers valuable data to share their stories. Learn more about the benefits a records management program has to Church institutions, organizations, and entities here.
Learn what records are and the principles behind how they are best managed.
Learn about various types of records, including electronic data, that are stored in an archives, as not every folder of documents, whether physical or electronic, contains records.
Not every record is kept forever. This section provides details into what sort of materials usually should be kept, and what can usually be safely discarded. (Questions should be referred to the retention schedule.)
The answers to these frequently asked records management questions can help you understand how records are kept in the Records Center (and should be kept in other records centers).
See frequently asked records management questions
From fields of operation to records center—learn how to ensure your work is preserved through efficient and effective cooperation with records managers.
Learn which types of records are transferred to a records center, how long records stay in a records center, and which records are transferred to the archives. Our Records Retention Guidelines are available here.
Read Records Retention Guidelines