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Nonrecord Materials


U.S. Government-owned documentary materials excluded from the legal definition of a record, either by failing to meet the general conditions of record status or falling under one of the following categories:

  • Extra copies of documents preserved only for convenience of reference.
  • Stocks of publications and of processed documents; however, a record set must be maintained.
  • Library and museum material made or acquired and preserved solely for reference or exhibition purposes.

Materials that are received by the government, but are not considered a record include:

  • Trade journals, books, magazines, etc.
  • Supply catelogs, brochures, and ads

Nonrecord materials should be destroyed/deleted once they're no longer needed.

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