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Archives Policy

The Pace University School of Law Archives is the official repository for the Law School’s historical records.  Its purpose is twofold:  1) to collect documents and any other records of the Law School’s history from its establishment in 1976 to the present time; and 2) to provide source materials for members of the Law School community, as well as scholars and other persons interested in researching the Law School, its history, and the many activities of significance to the broader legal community that take place here.  The Pace University School of Law Archives goals are:

  • To collect, organize, preserve, and make available as appropriate, records of historical, legal, and administrative value to Pace University School of Law;
  • To promote knowledge and appreciation of the mission, programs, and activities of Pace Law School;
  • To encourage use of the collection by persons seeking to support the Law School’s curriculum, stimulate teaching, and serve research, scholarship, and intellectual exploration;
  • To provide adequate facilities for, and records management of, the collection;
  • To permit ready access to materials therein while protecting and preserving these records for future use;
  • To provide information services to aid in administration of Pace Law School.

The collection development policy for the Pace University School of Law Archives is based on the Society of American Archivists’ Guidelines for College and University Archives (1983).  Archival materials are maintained at the Pace University School of Law Library in a designated archives space, and are stored in acid-free archival folders and boxes to preserve them in accordance with accepted archival standards.

Pace Law School Archives relies on the cooperation and support of administrators, deans, directors, faculty, students, and alumni to ensure that materials of historical value to the Pace community are collected and preserved.

The Archives seeks to gather materials in the following categories from all members of the Law School community:

Official publications of Pace University School of Law, including the Pace Law Review, Pace Environmental Law Review, Pace International Law Review, Pace Law School Yearbook, student newspapers and newsletters, and all other regular Law School publications;

  • All publications, newsletters, and booklets distributed in the name of Pace University School of Law, including catalogs, special bulletins, Law School directories and faculty/staff rosters, alumni publications, and ephemeral material;
  • Maps, prints, architectural drawings, and other records documenting the physical changes and development of the Pace University School of Law;
  • Announcements, invitations, press releases, brochures, agendas, programs, and other materials relating to meetings and special events held at the Pace University School of Law;
  • Reports of research projects, records of professional activities, and publications by members of the Law School community and alumni, as well as theses prepared by candidates for Doctor of Juridical Science degrees, and permanent links to publications by members of the Pace Law community in digital format;
  • Photoprints, negatives, slides, audio and video film, tapes and reels, oral history interviews, and compact discs documenting the development and activities of the Law School; and
  • Artifacts relating to the history of Pace University School of Law.

Records designated as archival should be inactive and not currently in use in the activities of the originating office.  Two (2) copies of each record for the Pace University School of Law Archives should be submitted to Gail F. Whittemore, Special Collections Librarian, Pace University School of Law, Law Library, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603, telephone: (914) 422-4357; fax: (914) 422-4412; email:  gwhittemore@law.pace.edu.