The collection was the gift of George Romney (donor no. 4703) and came to the library in 1969. Subsequent accessions were received in 1983 and 1985. Multiple accessions were recieved by Patrick R. Foster (donor no. 11640) in 2016 and 2017.
The collection is open for research.
The collection contains audio tapes from which digital copies have been made. Source tapes are for staff use only. Audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.
To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.
Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.
All 2-inch videotapes and 16mm films in the Romney collection were digitized in 2009 and are available for use in the reading room on DVD. Streaming files were also created all streaming files are listed in this finding aid, but only a small selections are currently online. The latter can be viewed using the 'view video: link
Box 84 eliminated in 2004 reboxing. Contents merged into box 83.
In preparing digital material for long-term preservation and access, the Bentley Historical Library adheres to professional best practices and standards to ensure that content will retain its authenticity and integrity. For more information on procedures for the ingest and processing of digital materials, please see Bentley Historical Library Digital Processing Note. Access to digital material may be provided either as a direct link to an individual file or as a downloadable package of files bundled in a zip file.
item, folder title, box no., George Romney Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Digitization: The Library has undertaken the digitization of a number of sound recordings within this collection. The resulting audio files are available for playback only in the Bentley Library Reading Room. Links to item images and additional information are available within this finding aid. Original sound recordings are only available for staff use.