The University Archives administers Duke University’s Records Management program. The purpose of the Records Management program is to provide guidance and assistance to University offices and departments to ensure that vital information is available in a cost-effective, efficient, and legally-defensible manner. The Records Management program helps offices categorize the different kinds records they create and use, craft records retention guidelines, transfer permanent records to the Archives, identify storage locations for temporary records, and manage and retain their electronic records.

Records of the School of Nursing, School of Medicine, and Duke University Health System are managed by the Duke University Medical Center Archives. For retention requirements for these records, please visit the Duke Medical Center Archives website.