Book and Manuscript Dealer Files

Records that document the purchase of books or manuscripts. File may include copies of purchase orders or paid invoices, correspondence, dealer description of item and other related records.


Libraries, Archives, and Museum


Emory Libraries

Retention Period

The file should be reviewed for significant and ongoing value to the office. Retain in the office until administrative usefulness is completed, then transfer to the Archives for appraisal and final disposition. Copies of invoices should be destroyed three years after date of purchase if they do not contain valuable administrative information.

Disposition Instructions

Confidential destruction is not required. Paper may be recycled and electronic records deleted.

Last Updated: December 31, 2008