is the process that archivists go through to evaluate records and
documents for their continuing value. Appraisal is perhaps the most
daunting and intellectually demanding task that archivists must
undertake. Ultimately, the creation of a comprehensive historic
record depends to a great extent on the care with which they have
appraised the documents in their care. Because of this appraisal
must be conducted in a consistent fashion and with a broad view.
In an attempt to formalize the appraisal process at the Mount Holyoke
College Archives and Special Collections we have laid out the following
policies and procedures.
Criteria for College Records
Appraisal Criteria for Personal Papers
Document Type Lists