The Center of Southwest Studies is the hub for effective management of institutional records generated, processed or received by the faculty, staff and students. Assisting administrative, academic, and student offices with records management saves FLC money and time, and some records possess historical value that warrants their long-term preservation for access at the Center of Southwest Studies.
The College Records Manager is responsible for assisting with records management functions through the creation and implementation of records retention and disposal schedules and the transfer of historically significant College records to the College Archives. The College Archives' records shall include all historically significant and permanently valuable records received or created by college officials, staff, faculty and students in the course of their Fort Lewis College duties, regardless of the physical form of the records, whether on paper, film, magnetic tape or other material, including machine readable records as well as other types. The Archives provides an environmentally stable and secure storage and reference area and monitors reference use of materials so they may be preserved for use of future generations.