Record Management Services

The archives accepts, organizes, stores and makes accessible records (both paper and electronic) from central Upper Peninsula businesses, public and private organizations, governments, individuals and the Northern Michigan University community. 

The staff offers expert help and guidelines for basic file organization; managing files and determining what to keep, how long to keep it, how to organize it and how to send it to storage or donate it to the archives.

The archives is the official repository of the university, and by law, no university records can be destroyed without proper authorization. The staff is available to assist the campus community in organizing and storing their department files or academic research. Secure and environmentally friendly storage is available for records, along with 24-hour retrieval for documents.

Please note that the Archives does not handle student transcripts. 

Our records manager, Sara Kiszka is available via email at or can be reached at (906)-227-1241.

Our Services Include... 

Records Storage
Records are maintained in a free, secure, climate controlled storage facility located in the General Services Building. 

Record Retrieval
University staff may request records previously transferred to the University Records Center. Staff guarantees delivery of the file, box, or document within 24-48 hours of the request. 

Record Transmittal
University staff should send both non-permanent and permanent inactive records to the University Records Center for storage. The URC is an extension of your office - and we're here to help. More detail about records transmittal can be found on our transfer procedures page
Central Services Ordering Site.

Record Destruction
All University records abide by approved Disposition Guidelines which outline the appropriate retention and destruction of records. All destructions are tracked meticulously and must receive approval from office staff.

Additionally, Records Management follows a multitude of policies and procedures, listed here for your reference: 


Archives and Records Management Policy

Electronic Records Management Policy

Northern Michigan University Policy on Freedom of Information (FOIA)