Archival Records

 

Ames Historical Society

Types of Archival Documentation Collected

Personal Papers     Organizational Records
Biographical materials
(genealogies, obits, tributes)
Education materials
(diplomas, theses, articles) 
Recognition (awards, certificates)
Diaries
Correspondence (professional, personal,
  invitations, greeting cards)
Legal documents (agreements, contracts,
  abstracts, deeds, mortgages,
  wills, inventories)
Financial records (ledgers, journals,
 banking records, bills, receipts, 
  notes, tax returns)
Writings, publications
Speeches

Subject files
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Audiovisual materials (tapes, transcripts,
  slides, films, videos, etc.)
Oversize materials
Artifacts (plaques, trophies, objects
  associated with the person, etc.)

    Histories
Recognition (awards, certificates)
Legal documents (articles of 
  incorporation, constitutions,
  bylaws, charters, agreements)
Organizational charts
Financial records (budgets, statements,
 ledgers, banking records, bills,
  receipts, notes, tax returns)
Handbooks
Directories, membership lists
Memoranda
Minutes of meetings
Reports of officers & committees
Correspondence
Programs
Publicity (press releases, advertising)
Pamphlets, brochures, fliers
Newsletters & other serials
Subject files
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Audiovisual materials (tapes, transcripts,
  slides, films, videos, etc.)
Oversize materials
Artifacts (plaques, trophies, objects 
associated with the group, etc.)