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College Archives


This is your guide to the organization of the archives and the various media available. Select one of the headings below for more complete descriptions of each collection.

Collections Outline

General arrangement of all archives materials. 

Audio Collections

Audio materials are mostly audiocassettes of musical performances by faculty, students, and guests from the period 1978-1998. There are also speeches from convocations from the time before video. Newer musical performances and lectures are in video format (DVD). The Oral History of Meredith College Alumnae is on audio CD. Most audio is searchable in the library catalog.  See the Archives staff for complete holdings and access.

Video & Audio Collections

Video: Video goes back as far as 1935 when students made "home movies" of campus life. Original formats include 8mm film, betamax and VHS videocassettes, and DVD. Most video has been transferred to DVD, except for rarely used and less important VHS from the 1970s and 1980s. Most video is searchable in the library catalog. See the Archives staff for complete holdings and access.

Audio: A small audio collection of interviews, speeches, and music performances is available. Video mostly supplanted audio in the 1980s. Audio is searchable in the library catalog.  See the Archives staff for complete holdings and access.


Over 35,000 pages of documents from Meredith have been digitized and are available for your use online. These include the yearbook, catalog, newspaper, books on Meredith history and more.


This collection contains over 10,000 prints and a large number of digitized images. See the Archives staff for complete holdings and access.


The Meredith College Scrapbook Collection contains over one hundred and seventy scrapbooks and photo albums created by individuals, classes, clubs, organizations, and other groups associated with Meredith either currently or in the past.  The scrapbooks contain content ranging between the years 1906 and 2014. Select the Scrapbooks tab at the top of this page to see our holdings.

Subject Files

The Meredith College Subject Files contain clippings, ephemera, flyers, brochures, and other secondary sources organized by subject.  All subjects relate to people, places, and events connected to Meredith College and its history.

College Publications Online

Over 35,000 pages of Meredith publications have been digitized and are available for your use online.  Select the Publications tab at the top of this page to see our holdings. Publications not on this list, such as the Meredith Magazine, are available on paper in the Archives.

Ida Poteat

Ida Poteat was a professor of art at Meredith from its opening in 1899 to 1939. Her influence extended to many areas of the College in the early years, from designing the College Seal, creating the original Alice in Wonderland costumes, to the generations of young women who were her students. 

Clyde Edgerton

In 2002 an collection of materials by and about Clyde Edgerton was given to Meredith College by Dr. Hilbert Campbell, Professor of English, Virginia Tech University. The collection covers the years 1980 through 1998. The collection is available by appointment in the Meredith College Archives. This page includes links to the inventory of items in the collection.