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Archives and Special Collections

About the Archives 

The Newberry College Archives serves as the official repository for records and papers of permanent institutional value, as well as selected other items associated with the history of Newberry College. The primary purpose and function of the College Archives is to document the history of Newberry College since its founding in 1856. A significant secondary purpose and function of the College Archives is to help interpret the history of the college to the college community and to the public.

The collection contains college records and papers; college publications including catalogs, yearbooks, student newspapers, directories and rosters, newsletters and publications, and alumni publications; audiovisual records; and selected papers of the college faculty. It also includes artifacts, ephemera, and other three-dimensional objects associated with the college; selected books related to college history or authored by faculty, staff, and students; and selected supplemental materials relevant to the history of the Lutheran Church in South Carolina and the United States and to the history of the town of Newberry, Newberry County, and environs in South Carolina.