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Rock Valley College Archives

A guide to items located in the Rock Valley College archives

Types of Archives

Archives collect material based on their own special set of criteria. There are many archives with a very specific scope of collecting (e.g.The Archive for Research in Archetypical Symbolism) and some that are very broad (e.g. National Archives). Some types of archives include:

  • College and university archives (that's us!)
  • Corporate archives
  • Government archives
  • Historical societies 
  • Museums
  • Religious archives
  • Special collections

See a list of archives in the United States (not complete)