The Yale University Archives is the official repository for all records of the university that have enduring historical, administrative, or community significance. The archives:
- works with the schools, departments, and offices of the university to appraise the records that they create in the course of their activities and to select those that need to be preserved for future use;
- works with students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the university to collect papers, graphic materials, audio recordings, and objects that document Yale life and history;
- promotes, supports, and sponsors programs and activities that contribute to accessible information, interpretations, and research on Yale history.