Charter Schools and Public Records Retention

Charter schools are a relatively recent development in the history of American education.  North Carolina first passed a law authorizing charter schools in 1996, and removed the cap on the total number of charters permitted in the state in 2011.  What makes charter schools unique is that, while they continue to receive public funding as a traditional public school,…

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Call Numbers for County Records at the State Archives

The County Records collection of the State Archives of North Carolina includes wills and estate files, tax scrolls, Superior Court judgment and minute dockets, and many more record series. In a previous blog post, I described one way to do a catalog search for archived county records. This post explains how to perform a call…

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The List of Document Types in Records Descriptions

When analysts write records retention and disposition schedules for North Carolina state and local governments, we write records series descriptions to help you categorize your records and apply the right disposition instructions. Records series descriptions include the records’ business function and, often, a list of document types found in the records series. With most records…

Microfilm Reel

Silver and Diazo

The State Archives of North Carolina provides microfilming of the minutes of major decision-making boards and commissions in state agencies and local governments. Once the minutes are filmed, we will store the “silver halide” original in our security vault. When we make a copy of the microfilm for state agencies or local governments to use in…

Employee Eligibility Records Amendments are available

The amendments to the Employee Eligibility Records on the local schedules are now available for download.  You can find them at http://www.ncdcr.gov/archives/ForGovernment/RetentionSchedules/LocalSchedules.aspx.  The schedules affected are: ABC Boards County Board of Elections County Management County Tax Administration County Veterans Services DMH/DD/SAS Local Management Entity Local Health Departments Public Hospitals Public Libraries Public Transportation Systems and…

This pallet of records is from an earlier project, but we're using similar pallets during the move.

Pardon our dust…

State agency employees who commonly work with the Government Records Section, including Chief Records Officers, will find this news not-so-new: we are currently in the middle of moving one of the records warehouses that commonly stores state agency records. Chief Records Officers have been notified which of their records are being directly affected by the move. …

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Law Enforcement Audio & Video Recordings

With the increasing use of audio and video recordings in matters of law enforcement, the Government Records Section of the State Archive is putting forth for your review an amendment to address the retention of these records. This amendment, which will affect both the Law Enforcement Standard of the Municipal schedule and the Program Operational Standard…