SWBC Class of 1900
Front of scrapbook, dated 1970
University Archives Collection Outline
University Archives is located in the Harriett K. Hutchens Library in the Jester Learning & Performance Center, on the main campus of SBU in Bolivar, Missouri.
The University Archives currently collects in five areas.
1. University Archives (RG)
These are the official documents of the University, including,
2. Publications - accessed via the library catalog
The archives collects books in the following areas.
Some of the books in the collection are rare or antique, donated as part of a collection and pulled away from the whole at some point in the past. SBU is not the Southern Baptist Archives and does not try to collect items that should be there.
3. Manuscript Collection (M)
Items in this collection have been donated to the University as a group, and have some relevance to SBU or its history, but may be somewhat eclectic. May include personal books and papers as well as scrapbooks or artifacts
4. Heritage Center (HC)
The Joyce Sells Heritage Center Collection is technically a subset of the Manuscript collection, but because of its history as a separate entity it is continuing as its own division. It contains papers and books, as well as artifacts. The collection continues to grow as more items are donated. A box list keeps track of items donated and donors.
5. Vertical Files
The Vertical Files contain information about the University or people associated with SBU. May contain newspaper clippings, brief biographical information, original papers, etc.
In addition to these five areas, the University Libraries also have some Special Collections - items in several categories that are kept separate from regular library holdings