OSU Forest Research Lab, ca. 1970. The lab was built in 1957 and used until 1999, when construction of Richardson Hall was completed. The University Archives staff spent many hours in the Spring of 1999 working with the records of the Forest Products Department in preparation for its move to Richardson Hall. [OSU Archives P61-SG3:454.]
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Because universities are not static organizations, academic and administrative programs, units, and offices are occasionally eliminated, reassigned and relocated, or combined. Often this results in a large body of records that are no longer needed for continuing administration. However, some of these records will not be eligible for immediate destruction; some must be retained for later destruction and others transferred to the University Archives for permanent retention. Should your unit experience such changes, it is imperative that you contact the University Archives as soon as possible. The Archives will assist office personnel in identifying records and determining their retention periods, destroying records eligible for immediate destruction, boxing and locating storage space for non-permanent records, and transferring permanent records to the University Archives.