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.
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.
These collections reflect the intellectual heritage of Davidson College including student scholarship, student and college publications, faculty and staff scholarship, artifacts and special collections.
Includes Archives, Manuscripts, Sound Files, Photographs and Artifacts. Search across four databases simultaneously. The results will be sorted and displayed by collection type: Archives, Manuscripts, AV, Photographs and Artifacts.