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Research Materials

Datasets, field notes, oral histories/recordings, publications, presentations/papers delivered, substantive correspondence, etc.
Research materials include all types of materials generated and utilized in the scope of scholarly research. For many types of research that result in publication, the publication is considered the final result of the research project and as such is the primary record of research activity. In addition to these publications, the DCA collects datasets, field notes, oral histories, recordings of events or performances not otherwise documented, or other unique materials that can be considered the product of scholarly research. In general, the DCA does not collect materials that are otherwise available, such as photocopies of journal articles, news stories, material from other archival repositories, or other published materials. It generally does not collect drafts or galley proofs of published items. For materials that do not fit the DCA’s collecting criteria, it will work with faculty to investigate the appropriateness of transferring materials to the special collections holdings of the university library system.