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Archives and Special Collections

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

College Archives

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Founded in 1837, Davidson's evolution into a top-tier liberal arts college, its location in the American South, and its relationship to the Presbyterian Church give the College a unique place in the history of higher education. The College Archives document the college's history and activities including its church-relatedness, integration and transition to coeducation as well as its long-standing commitment to service, the centrality of an honor code and the evolution of its curriculum within the liberal arts tradition. College records are actively used by administrative departments, faculty, students, and outside researchers.

 

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College Archives Catalog

Manuscript Collections

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The manuscript collections supplement the archival documentation of the college's activities.  These include letters, scrapbooks, and papers recording the student experience, collections of papers documenting faculty and alumni contributions to scholarship, and collections of individuals and organizations that document the particularly close relationship between the College and town of Davidson as well as the historical character of the town.  These collections expand the research base of primary materials for curricular use and are used by students, faculty, town government staff, and outside scholars.

 

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Manuscript Catalog 

Digital Collections

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These collections reflect the intellectual heritage of Davidson College including student scholarship, student and college publications, faculty and staff scholarship, artifacts and special collections.

 

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Digital Repository

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