While sifting through our supplies during our move, I found that we had a ton of archival boxes that I wasn't quite sure what to do with. They were designed to fit papers/folders vertically rather than horizontally, which I preferred. And then I realized- these could be our mailboxes! And the Archives Express box was born:
The idea is that this small box fits well on a desk or in a shared office space and can serve as a visual reminder for folks to be stashing things away for the University Archives. Each box contains about 15 folders, a USB flash drive, some folder post-it labels (printing on post-its has been a life changer for me, future post on that to come!), and some basic instructions.
I first tried it in an academic department and soon word spread and another academic department and a student organization requested one. They've only been out for a couple of months, so we'll see how they go... :)