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About Special Collections & Archives

Information about Berea College Special Collections & Archives
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Special Collections and Archives research more often than not means using materials found in boxes rather than books.

Welcome to Special Collections and Archives

Hutchins Library’s Special Collections and Archives supports the educational mission of Berea College and the wider world of scholarship by:

  • Building and maintaining an extensive collection of primary source materials documenting the history of Berea College, the Southern Appalachian region, and the Berea community
  • Providing access to archival and published materials in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room
  • Providing 24/online access to digitized collections and digital exhibitions of SCA materials
  • Helping classes and individuals discover and use manuscripts, historical records, rare books, images, and recordings
  • Working with faculty to help develop hands-on activities involving SCA materials, and
  • Supporting the professional development of faculty and staff by providing occasional workshops


Special Notice: Please follow this link to read about current Special Collections and Archives COVID-19 guidelines.

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