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Introduction to the General Records Schedule

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Introduction to the General Records Schedule

11:00am - Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Center for the History of Medicine Conference Room, Countway Library, Floor L2


Do you know how long you need to keep your office records, and what you should do when you no longer need them? In this workshop, we’ll help de-mystify records retention by showing you how to use and understand the Harvard University General Records Schedule (GRS). We’ll give you all the information you need to:

  • Identify your records using the GRS
  • Determine how long to keep your records
  • Decide if records should be destroyed or archived
  • Know who to contact if the GRS doesn’t describe your records

Workshops are about an hour long. Attendance is free and open to all members of the HMS/HSDM community. Registration is encouraged to insure sufficient space for all participants. To register, email us at