ARTICA collects, preserves, describes, exhibits, and makes available materials of enduring value related to the history and activities of all entities of Interlochen Center for the Arts. 
On behalf of the President and Board of Trustees, the staff of the Archives is authorized to review all ICA records to identify those of enduring value.  All ICA employees are directed to cooperate with the Archives staff in the performance of this responsibility.

Scope of Materials

The following are materials collected by ARTICA related to the National Music Camp, Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen College of Creative Arts, Interlochen Presents and Interlochen Public Radio. For a more detailed list, please refer to the ARTICA Retention Policy. 
  • Materials in any format concerning Interlochen Center for the Arts affairs, including performances, news events, professional affairs, administrative activities and other events of related importance.
  • Materials concerning Interlochen alumni, including photographs.
  • Marketing materials used to the promote ICA and all of its entities. 
  • Achievements and awards recognized nationally, regionally and locally that are won by faculty, staff, alumni, and board of trustee members. 
  • Personal papers and related materials concerning the President of ICA and Board of Trustees members, including photographs.

Gifts Policy 

Interlochen Center for the Arts Archives is happy to accept donations that fall within the scope of its collection policy.  Any collection accepted commits us to the task of organizing and preserving it, which involves hand labor and costs for archival supplies.  Outside donors are encouraged to include a monetary donation to fund the cost of processing and preserving their materials.  All donations or gifts are subject to review by Interlochen Center for the Arts Archives.  Interlochen Center for the Arts Archives reserves the right to decline any collection if it is unable to support and sustain the preservation and access of those materials.
The following materials will NOT be accepted:
  • Materials that do not fit within the scope of ARTICA.
  • Materials irreparably damaged or infested by insects or mold.
  • Materials in which the donor’s ownership is questioned or disputed.
  • Materials that are duplicates of those already existing in the collections.
  • Materials intended to be on “permanent loan”
ARTICA will not assume liability for materials that are not owned by ICA.

Donors are welcome to examine the material that they have donated by appointment, and, if so desired, can be given a copy of any inventories, finding aids, or other research materials produced by the Archives about the donated material.

Intellectual Property Statement

ARTICA’s and the Bonisteel Library’s digital materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study. The digital reproductions have been made available through an evaluation of public domain status, permissions from the rights' holders, and authorization under the law including “fair use” as codified in 17 U.S.C. § 107. Although these materials are publicly accessible for these limited purposes, they may not all be in the public domain. Users are responsible for determining if permission for re-use is necessary and for obtaining such permission. Individuals who have concerns about online access to specific content should contact the holding archive at the address below.


Leo Gillis, Archivist
Interlochen Center for the Arts
PO Box 199
Interlochen, MI 49643


ICA is not responsible for the unauthorized use, reproduction, or distribution of the resources contained in ARTICA, and reserves the right to change policies at any time.