How do I prepare an inventory?


We would greatly appreciate a rudimentary inventory, as it will help us to make your collection available to researchers more quickly. With this inventory we (and researchers) will know how your files were arranged. The inventory can be as simple as this:

  • Box 1: Meeting Minutes, 1960-1980
  • Box 2: Meeting Minutes, 1980-1985
    • Reports, 1970-1985
    • Correspondence, 1980-1987
    • Speeches, 1978-1983
  • Box 3: Memoranda, 1960-1970

Download an Sample Inventory Sheet (MSWord - 16KB).

Send the inventory to the archivist with whom you have been communicating. Additionally, within each box, place the inventory for that box on top of the files.