The MIT Student Organization Records Toolkit, or MIT SORT, is designed to assist student organizations in developing their recordkeeping practices to preserve their group’s history by identifying significant records and those that can be discarded and best practices for storing organizing, and making your records accessible.
MIT SORT offers easy-to-use solutions for maintaining your organization's history that can be passed down to future members. By implementing MITSORT and working with the Institute Archivist, you can be sure that your group/organization's accomplishments are being preserved as part of MIT history.
MIT's Institute Archives will preserve these records and make them accessible to future generations. Physical material (papers, photo prints, etc.) will be housed in acid-free folders and boxes and stored in proper environmental conditions. Digital records will be transferred to and preserved on secure Library servers. Once the records are donated, they become are managed under the policies and procedures of the Library and Institute Archives and can be viewed by visiting the Distinctive Collections Reading Room (14N-118). Copies of materials will also be made available to patrons by request. We are happy to provide reference services for members of student organizations who need to refer to records that their organization has transferred to Institute Archives.