The ABC Department of Archives Collection Policy

The ABC Department of Archives is a department within the ABC Public Library. The ABC Department of Archives identifies, preserves and makes available for research materials relating to the ABC community, particularly

The department will acquire unpublished records and papers, books, pamphlets, periodicals, maps, and photographs related to the areas of interest noted above.

The department will work cooperatively with historical societies and other community groups to gather and preserve the history of the community without duplication.

Materials may be acquired by gift, bequest, purchase, or any other transaction that passes title of the materials to the ABC Public Library. In order to maintain and improve the quality of the collection, materials may be deaccessioned due to irrelevance, lack of space, duplication, or irreparable condition. This will be done only with the approval of the ABC Library's Board of Directors.