The long time (7 year) volunteer secretary of our small Historical Society choose not to run for re-election in 2012. During this time she produced virtually all of the organization's public documents (newsletters, brochures, event announcements, ad books, and the like). In addition, as a member, before becoming secretary, she transcribed various documents, including a church history, that are now part of the society's collection. When asked to provide the computer files from which these documents were originally printed, she has refused, stating that they are "her work". I was under the impression that materials produced by a member or officer for an organization become the intellectual property of the organization for which she was "working". Please advise the legalities of her withholding these files, since should they need to be generated "from scratch", it will present a considerable work burden for other members of the organization.