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Archives and Special Collections

An introduction to using materials in Davidson College's Archives and Special Collections.

Special Collections: 19th Century Presbyterian Church History

The 19th Century Presbyterian History libguide contains a selection of books and periodicals primarily focused on topics related to the Presbyterian Church in the southern United States during the nineteenth century.

Special attention is given to resources discussing issues related to enslavement, emancipation, and gender. 

Special Collections: The Lake Norman Collections

The Lake Norman Collections libguide is an evolving list of primary and secondary sources related to the history of the greater Lake Norman area.

Most of the materials are housed in Archives and Special Collections at Davidson College. Resources housed elsewhere are labeled. 

Special Collections: 19th Century Resources

The 19th Century Primary Sources libguide is a listing of sources about local people and events found in Davidson College's Archives & Special Collections, supplemented by the library's extensive e-resources. 

Some of the listed sources are digitized while others are only available for use in the Rare Book Room. Please email to make an appointment.

Special Collections: The Lingle Hut

The Lingle Hut libguide provides a listing of materials in Archives & Special Collections related to what was once known as the "Unity Church Cabin." Still standing on Watson Street near Davidson's Main Street, the hut continues to serve as the fellowship hall for Reeves Temple AME Zion Church.

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