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    record-keeping office / archival depository ?

    Hello,

    What do you call a room/office in an organization - bank, for example, or a school - where an organization's and its clients' records for past years are kept? Will the term 'archive' do, or is it used to refer to historical documents only?

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    Re: record-keeping office / archival depository ?

    [AmE - not a teacher]

    The first phrase that comes to my mind is "records room".

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    Re: record-keeping office / archival depository ?

    So, is the term 'archive' reserved for some other contexts?

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    Re: record-keeping office / archival depository ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    So, is the term 'archive' reserved for some other contexts?
    IMO, yes, such as older than a year.

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    Re: record-keeping office / archival depository ?

    "Archive" works for me.

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