Archives exist to make their collections available to people, but differ from libraries in both the types of materials they hold, and the way materials are accessed.
-from The Society of American Archivists
The Northwestern Michigan College Archives is charged with the responsibility of collecting, organizing, describing, preserving and making available for research and reference use of those official College records and those ancillary records of the College community of sufficient historical, legal, fiscal, and/or administrative value to warrant permanent preservation.
The Northwestern Michigan College Archives strives to provide adequate facilities for the retention and preservation of official college records and to promote knowledge and understanding of the origins, aims, programs, and goals of the College. It provides information services that will assist the operation of the College in addition to serving research and scholarship by making available and encouraging use of its collection by members of the College and community at large.
Types of Materials We Welcome for the Archives