As you've probably noticed, there are three types of retention status:
P (for Permanent-never destroy) I (for Indefinite-destroy only after certain circumstances are met) and a fixed term of years like 3, 5, etc. (for the number of years a record must be kept after its creation).
Before you make arrangements to store "Non-Permanent" records, make sure they are not due (or overdue!) to be destroyed. To determine this, find out when the records were created. Then check the Retention (Years) and Disposition columns in the The State University Model Records Retention Schedule to find out how long the records must be kept and what should be done with them after they are no longer needed, respectively. If the records are to be destroyed, go to Records Destruction. Otherwise, go to Transfer of Permanent Records.
If you have any questions...
Please feel free to contact the University Archives and Records Program by email: UARP@lsv.uky.edu, or by phone: (859) 257-5257, or surface mail: 204 Margaret I. King Library, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0039
(March 31, 2016) The UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center has initiated a new online requests system allowing all our faculty, students, patrons, and visiting researchers to submit requests for materials, schedule a visit, or place digital reproduction and oral history orders through a custom web-based interface.
Create an account to get started. All researchers visiting after March 31st will need to complete registration in their new account.
UK community members can login using their LinkBlue IDs while visitors can create their own login username and password. For more information, visit our FAQ.
The mission of the Special Collections Research Center is to locate and preserve materials documenting the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Materials are acquired regardless of format and include both primary and secondary sources; Kentuckiana is collected comprehensively. Special Collections maintains the records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. As part of the mission, the Special Collections Research Center advances and supports the research, teaching, and scholarship of the University and beyond by preserving and providing access to its holdings.