- University offices and academic departments
- Administrative and academic committees
- Campus-wide initiatives
- Constituent institutions and affiliates
- Newspapers, newsletters, and serials
- Books published by the University, its departments, and its faculty
- Scholarly journals
- University websites, blogs, and e-newsletters
- Promotional material and ephemera, such as posters, announcements, programs, flyers, and objects (e.g. t-shirts, buttons, pins, and medals)
- CDs and DVDs
Dissertations, Theses, and Books Written by Alumni
- Student dissertations and theses
- Books published by Alumni (referred to as Jeffersoniana)
Personal and Faculty Archives
- Faculty archives
- Senior administrator archives
- Student and Alumni biographical material
Associated Organization Records
- Student clubs and organizations
- Alumni clubs and organizations
- Employee clubs and organizations
- Books and publications about Jefferson
- Records and other materials collected or created by non-Jefferson individuals and groups that enhance our knowledge of Jefferson history and Jefferson's role in the community
Rare and Exceptional Collections
- Some materials were purchased or donated to the Archives that have sufficient historical, legal, fiscal, developmental, or informational significance to warrant their long-term placement in the TJU Archives & Special Collections
Out of Scope
If a donation is rejected the TJU Archives & Special Collections will attempt to provide a list of more suitable archives, museums, or special collections to consider. The following are reasons why a donation might not be accepted:
- Material is outside of our collecting scope.
- Duplicates already exist in the collection.
- Material is damaged, moldy, or in other poor condition. If this is the case we may seek conservation funding before accepting the donation.
- Donation is too large and could not be properly stored.
- Material is better suited to the general library collection.
- Material is offered as a "conditional gift" or "permanent loan."
If material is later found to be outside of our collecting scope, it will be sent to a different institution, destroyed, or returned to the donor.