"An Archives (often written with a capital A and usually, but not always, in the plural) is an organization dedicated to preserving the documentary heritage of a particular group: a city, a province or state, a business, a university, or a community. For example, the National Archives and Records Administration in the United States."
- Society of American Archives. "What Are Archives?" Last updated September 12, 2016.
"1. a cohesive collection of non-circulating research materials held together by provenance or by a thematic focus
2. an institution or an administrative unit of a library responsible for managing materials outside the general library collection, including rare books, archives, manuscripts, maps, oral history interviews, and ephemera."
Society of American Archivists. "Special Collections." Dictionary of Archives Terminology. Accessed April 7, 2021.