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College Archives

Meredith College Archives & Manuscript Collection

The Meredith College Archives & Manuscript collection contains papers, photographs, drawings/sketches, publications, scrapbooks, media, artifacts, and memorabilia from the 1830s to the present.

Meredith College Archives Collection Development Policy

The Archives, which is the official repository for institutional records of Meredith College and other historically valuable information, includes:

1. Primary source material about the College
2. Resources on student life and experience
3. Information about Meredith’s Baptist heritage
4. Publications by people associated with the College
5. College publications
6. Photographs, scrapbooks, memorabilia, videos, jewelry, clothing, and oral history
7. Online exhibits at https://infotogo.meredith.edu/arch_exhibits

To access materials in the archives contact Carrie Nichols, Head, 919-760-8047 or email us at archives@meredith.edu.

Academic Departments & Schools

Department of Art Records

  

Date Range: 1901-

Classification: 4.03.01

Extent: 1 linear foot, 2 boxes

The Department of Art is under the School of Arts and Humanities. Its records include materials concerning art students, art courses and curriculum, artists, and exhibitions.  This includes newspaper/magazine articles, course information, program reevaluations, exhibition calendars, photographs, and exhibition descriptions.  The collection also contains a box of art programs dating back to 1901.  

 

Department of Biology Records

  

Date Range: 1930-

Classification: 4.03.02

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

The Department of Biological Science is under the School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences. Its records include material relating to the biology and health sciences programs.  This includes photographs, student notebooks, news articles, special courses lists, curricular revisions, brochures, and department information packets.

 

Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Geosciences Records

  

Date Range: 1911-

Classification: 4.03.04

Extent: 1.5 linear feet, 3 boxes

The Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Geosciences is under the School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences.  Its records include materials concerning the chemistry, physics, and geosciences programs.  This includes photographs, event flyers and invitations, news articles, program information packets, special course lists, course information, exams from the early 1900s, newsletters, and student notebooks.

 

Department of Communications and Performing Arts Records

  

Date Range: 

Classification: 4.03.16

Extent: 14 linear feet, 12 boxes

The Department of Communication and Performing Arts was previously known as the Department of Music, Speech, and Theatre.   The department is under the School of Arts and Humanities. Its records include materials concerning the music, theatre, dance studies, and communication programs.  This includes accreditation documents, performance programs, senior papers, photographs, performances recorded on DVD, course descriptions, scripts, curriculum changes, and special course lists.

 

Department of Education Records

  

Date Range: 1950-

Classification: 4.03.05

Extent: 7 linear feet, 3 boxes

The Department of Education is under the School of Education, Health and Human Sciences.  The department’s records include materials relating to the education program, Masters of Education, and Teaching fellows.  This includes photographs, self-studies, handbooks, brochures, information packets, a modification proposal, special course list, correspondences, course syllabi, and faculty list.

 

Department of English Records

  

Date Range: 1911-

Classification: 4.03.06

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

The English Department is under the School of Arts and Humanities.  Its records contain materials concerning the English program.  This includes news articles, photographs, alumnae newsletters, brochures, old English papers, special course list, program information packets, and annual reports.

 

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Records

  

Date Range: 1950-

Classification: 4.03.07

Extent: 0.5 linear feet, 1 box

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is under the School of Arts and Humanities.  Its records contain materials relating to the foreign language program.  This includes program information packets, special courses list, photographs, and brochures.

 

Department of History and Political Science, Religious and Ethical Studies, and Sociology Records

   

Date Range: 1945-

Classification: 4.03.09

Extent: 4 linear feet, 9 boxes

The Department of History and Political Science, Religious and Ethical Studies, and Sociology is under the School of Arts and Humanities.  Its records contain materials concerning the history and political science, religious and ethical studies, and sociology programs.  This includes photographs, brochures, special course listings, programs of study, lectures, programs, letters, memos, proposals, reports, flyers, syllabi, and newsletters.

  

Department of Human Environmental Sciences Records

  

Date Range: 1941-

Classification: 4.03.10

Extent: 4.5 linear feet, 2 boxes

The Department of Human Environmental Sciences was formally known as the Home Economics Department.  The department is under the school of Education, Health and Human Sciences.  Its records contain materials relating to the child development, family and consumer sciences, fashion merchandising and design, and interior design programs.  This includes senior papers, special course lists, brochures, newsletters, and news clippings.

 

Department of Nutrition, Health and Human Performance Records

  

Date Range: 1925-

Classification: 4.03.08

Extent: 1 linear foot, 3 boxes

The Department of Nutrition, Health and Human Performance is under the School of Education, Health and Human Sciences.  The department’s records contain materials relating to the physical education, sports and recreation, dance, nutrition, dietetic, and gymnastics programs.  This includes news articles, brochures, program information packets, special courses list, student notebooks and examinations.

 

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Records

  

Date Range: 1911-

Classification: 4.03.11

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is under the School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences.  Its records contain materials related to the mathematics, engineering, and computer science programs.  This includes special course listings, textbook descriptions, photographs, student notes, and summaries of the academic year.

 

Department of Psychology Records

  

Date Range: 1979-

Classification: 4.03.13

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

The Department of Psychology is under the School of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Its records include materials that concern the psychology department. This includes programs of study, photographs, special course listings, brochures, information sheets, t-shirts, and a cookbook.

 

School of Arts and Humanities Records

  

Date Range: 

Classification: 4.03.40

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

The School of Arts and Humanities Records contains materials relating to faculty, staff, events, and programs associated with the Arts and Humanities school.  This includes articles and brochures.

 

School of Business Records

  

Date Range: 1948-

Classification: 4.03.41

Extent: 1.5 linear foot, 2 boxes

The School of Business Records include materials that are relevant to the business program and MBA program.  This includes news articles, photographs, brochures, newsletters, Business symposium programs, course syllabi, the 1999 AACSB Accreditation Assessment, and program information packets.

 

School of Education, Health and Human Sciences Records

  

Date Range:

Classification: 4.03.43

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

The School of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Records contains materials relating to faculty, staff, and programs associated with the school.  This includes brochures.

 

School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences Records

  

Date Range: 2007-

Classification: 4.03.45

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

The School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences Records contains materials relating to faculty, staff, and programs associated with the school. This includes brochures and programs.

Academic Programs

Academic Programs Administrative Records

  

Date Range: 1990-

Classification: 4.01

Extent:

The Academic Programs Administrative records contain materials related to Meredith College faculty, lectures, and academic programs in general.  This includes undergraduate catalogues, photographs, annual reports, DVDs, scholarship, awards and grants information, capstone studies, articles, lecture copies, and faculty writings.

 

Senior Vice President and Provost Records

  

Date Range: 1924-

Classification: 4.02

Extent:

The Senior Vice President and Provost records contain materials relating to the Faculty Council and committees, Faculty and Staff Awards, Faculty lectures, Alice in Wonderland, and Baccalaureate and Commencement services.  This includes meeting minutes, programs, handbooks, transcripts of lectures, speeches, photographs, DVDs, notes, inventories, scripts, and news articles.

 

Carlyle Campbell Library Records

  

Date Range: 1899-

Classification: 4.05

Extent: 14.5 linear feet, 16 boxes

The library at Meredith College traces its history back to the opening of the school, formally known as the Baptist Female University.  A library existed at the original Meredith College Campus from 1899-1925.  The library moved along with the college to the new campus in 1926.  From 1926-1969 the library was located on the second floor of Johnson Hall.  In 1969 a new building was constructed to house the library. The Carlyle Campbell Library records contain materials relating to the Meredith College Library, Friends of the Library, Archives, and MCTV (Meredith College’s cable television).  This includes newsletters, photographs, letters and emails, DVDs, receipts, funds, expenditures, news articles, policies, reports, committee notes, brochures, and programs.

 

Weems Graduate School Records

  

Date Range: 1983-

Classification: 4.06

Extent: 3 linear feet, 1 box

The Weems Graduate School records contain materials related to Meredith College’s graduate school.  This includes newsletters, graduate school proposals, catalogues, handbooks, commencement programs, brochures, photographs, committee minutes, annual reports, and information packets.

 

Honors Program Records

  

Date Range: 1991-

Classification: 4.08

Extent: 0.5 linear feet, 1 box

The Honors Program records contain information related to Meredith College’s Honors Program.  This includes newsletters, brochures, annual reports, thesis guidelines, and course curriculum.

 

Undergraduate Research Records

  

Date Range: 1998-

Classification: 4.09

Extent: 2 linear feet, 2 boxes

The Undergraduate Research records contain materials related to Meredith College’s undergraduate research program and academic awards.  This includes brochures, award lists, programs, and emails.

 

Think Strong Records

  

Date Range: 2009-

Classification: 4.10

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

The Think Strong Records contain materials related to Meredith College’s Think Strong program, formally known as PRISM.  This includes plans/reports, brochures, and website printouts.

 

General Education Records

  

Date Range: 2000-

Classification: 4.11

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

The General Education records contain materials related to Meredith College’s general education program.  This includes reports, program reviews, newsletters, and handbooks.

 

Academic Computing Records

 

 Date Range: 2000-

Classification: 4.12

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

The Academic Computing records contain materials related to the student computer initiative. This includes memos, photographs, and website printouts.

 

Sponsored Programs/Grants and Sponsored Research Records

  

Date Range: 2005-

Classification: 4.13

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

The Sponsored Programs records contain materials related to the Office of Sponsored Programs.  This includes program reviews, grant or fellowship proposals procedure manual, photographs, and website printouts.

 

Special Academic Programs Records

  

Date Range: 2011-

Classification: 4.14

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

The Special Academic Program records include materials related to special graduate, post-baccalaureate and undergraduate programs. This includes online news articles and photographs.

 

International Programs/Study Abroad Records

  

Date Range: 1974-

Classification: 4.15

Extent: 1 linear foot, 2 boxes

The International Programs records include materials related to student study abroad programs, including Meredith College in Sansepolcro. This includes photographs and slides, newsletters, website information, program information and schedules, student essays, and letters.

 

Learning Center Records

  

Date Range: 1992-

Classification: 4.16

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

The Learning Center records contain materials related to Meredith College’s on campus learning center.  This includes newsletters, brochures, and website printouts.

 

Teaching Fellow Records

  

Date Range: 1973-

Classification: 4.17

Extent: 2 linear feet, 4 boxes

The Teaching Fellow records contain materials related to Meredith College’s Teaching Fellows program.  This includes annual reports, guidebooks, newsletters, brochures, information packets, self-studies, and institutional reports. 

 

Women's Studies Records

  

Date Range: 2005-

Classification: 4.18

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

The Women’s Studies records contain materials related to Meredith College’s former women’s studies department.  This includes brochures, website printouts, photographs, and zines.

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Records

 

Date Range: 1889-

Classification: 1.01-1.03

Extent:

The Board of Trustees Records include correspondences, meeting minutes, biographical information about members, and photographs beginning from the college's foundation.

Business and Finance

Business and Finance Records

  

Date Range: 1899-

Classification: 5.01-5.14

Extent: 28.5 linear feet, 47 boxes

The Business and Finance Records contain materials that concern the general business and financial affairs of the college, technology and computer services, the college store, dining services, facilities services, college calendars, Human resources, the controller, and the Sustainability Coordinator.  This includes reports, photographs, publications, letters, building plans, handbooks, employee information, and campus directories.

College Presidents

James Carter Blasingame Records

 

Date Range: 1899-2014

Classification: 2.01

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

James Carter Blasingame served as the first president of Meredith College (then known as Baptist Female University) from 1899-1900.  The materials in his collection include correspondences, organized alphabetically, biographical information, and articles written about Blasingame during his presidency and after.  The correspondences, most of which date back to 1899, are letters written to Blasingame concerning new students, faculty and staff positions, and other administrative subjects dealing with the opening of a new school.

Richard Tilman Vann Records

 

Date Range:

Classification: 2.02

Extent: 21 linear feet, 31 boxes

 

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Charles Edward Brewer Records

 

Date Range:

Classification: 2.03

Extent: 9 linear feet, 15 boxes

 

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Carlyle Campbell Records

  

Date Range:

Classification: 2.04

Extent: 5 linear feet, 5 boxes

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Earl Bruce Heilman Records

  

Date Range:

Classification: 2.05

Extent: 8 linear feet, 20 boxes

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John Edgar Weems Records

  

Date Range:

Classification: 2.06

Extent: 27 linear feet, 53 boxes

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Maureen A. Hartford Records

  

Date Range:

Classification: 2.07

Extent: 7.5 linear feet, 6 boxes

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Jo Allen Records

  

Date Range:

Classification: 2.08

Extent: 2.5 linear feet, 1 box

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Southern Association for Colleges and Schools Records

  

Date Range:

Classification: 2.99

Extent:

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College Programs

Administrative Records

  

Date Range: 1967-

Classification: 7.01

Extent: 4.5 linear feet, 5 boxes

The College Programs Administrative Records contains materials related to the administrative affairs within College Programs.  This includes student development annual reports, brochures, website printouts, information packs, strategy action plans, program reviews, freshman information, and memorabilia.

Dean of Students Records

 

Date Range: 1977-

Classification: 7.02

Extent: 11 linear feet, 14 boxes

The Dean of Students Records contains materials related to the Dean of Students of Meredith College.  This includes information on publications, international students, orientation, student life, residence life, academic life, campus employment, commuter life, First Year Experience, counseling and disability services, and the health center.  Specific materials found in this collection include pamphlets, website printouts, student guidebooks, newsletters,  handbooks, orientation booklets, information packets, and meeting minutes.

Enrollment Management Records

 

Date Range: 1960-

Classification: 7.03

Extent: 5.5 linear feet, 15 boxes

The Enrollment Management Records include materials related to enrollment at Meredith College, including financial assistance, admissions, and the Office of the Registrar.  Materials found in this collection are annual reports, information packets, compliance reports, enrollment reports, pamphlets and brochures, admission publications, correspondences, class schedules, and scrapbooks.

Academic and Career Planning Records

 

Date Range:

Classification: 7.04

Extent: 5.5 linear feet, 8 boxes

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Office of the Chaplain Records

 

Date Range:

Classification: 7.06

Extent: 5 linear feet, 4 boxes, 2 binders

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Campus Police Records

 

Date Range:

Classification: 7.07

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

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Student Leadership and Service Records

 

Date Range:

Classification: 7.09

Extent: 25 linear feet, 31 boxes

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Institute for Women's Leadership Records

 

Date Range:

Classification: 7.12

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

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Athletics Records

 

Date Range:

Classification: 7.13

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

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Institutional Advancement

Institutional Advancement Administrative Records

 

Date Range:

Classification: 6.01

Extent: 

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Institutional Advancement Annual Report Records

 

Date Range:

Classification: 6.03

Extent: 2.5 linear feet, 3 boxes

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Corporate and Foundation Relations Records

 

Date Range:

Classification: 6.04

Extent:

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Planned Giving/Gift Planning The Heritage Records

 

Date Range:

Classification: 6.05

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

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Alumnae and Parent Relations Records

 

Date Range:

Classification: 6.06

Extent: 18 linear feet, 13 boxes

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Annual Giving/Meredith Fund Records

 

Date Range:

Classification: 6.07

Extent: 0.5 linear foot, 1 box

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Church Relations Records

 

Date Range:

Classification: 6.08

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet, 1 Box

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Parents' Day Records

 

Date Range:

Classification: 6.10

Extent:

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Marketing

College Department of Marketing Records

 

Date Range:

Classification: 3.01-3.07

Extent:

The College Department of Marketing records contain materials relating to the Department of Marketing, formally known as, Marketing and Communications.  This includes annual reports, college publicity/news media cultivation, college publications, sports information, and Meredith events and community programs.

Meredith Artifacts & Memorabilia

Meredith College Archive's collection of artifacts and memorabilia contains objects that relate to Meredith's history, traditions, and student life. Examples of objects included in this collection are the Meredith plate, old class rings, mugs, clothing, and school spirit buttons.

Scrapbooks

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 range in dates from 1906 to 2014.

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.