Most of the literature that explores the relationship between students and university archives focuses on how to integrate archival materials into the undergraduate curriculum. Little exists that analyzes student perceptions of the types of materials that are found in archives; even less discusses how to induce students to donate materials that document life on campus. This case study examines student perceptions of various aspects of university archives, with the goal of developing better methods of reaching out to encourage donation of student life materials.
Wagner, Jessica L, and Debbi A Smith. “Students as Donors to University Archives: A Study of Student Perceptions with Recommendations.” American Archivist 75 (Fall/Winter 2012): 538–66.