303.12  Archives.

"Archives" means documents, books, papers, photographs, sound recordings, electronic records, or similar material produced or received pursuant to law in connection with official government business, which no longer have administrative, legal, or fiscal value to the office having present custody of them, and which have been appraised by the state archivist as having sufficient historical, research, or informational value to warrant permanent preservation. The state archivist is the custodian of archives which have been transferred and delivered to the state archives of Iowa. County, municipal, and local government archives are not included in the state archives of Iowa unless they are voluntarily transferred to the custody of the state archivist with the written consent of the state archivist and are physically delivered to the state archives of Iowa. The state archivist shall prescribe rules for the systematic arrangement of archives as to the proper labeling to indicate the contents and order of filing and the archives must be labeled before the archives may be transferred to the state archivist's custody.

Section History: Early form

  [SS15, § 2881-p; C24, 27, 31, 35, § 4528; C39, § 4541.09; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, § 303.9; C75, 77, 79, 81, § 303.12; 82 Acts, ch 1238, § 10]

Section History: Recent form

  86 Acts, ch 1245, § 1310; 89 Acts, ch 78, §7; 95 Acts, ch 29, §1

Internal References

  Referred to in § 303.2, 303.13


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