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"I love to think of those who have preceeded us, who paved the way for us, and who challenged us." -- Mary Fisher Floyd

The University Archives

The University Archives house the official records of Pfeiffer University and document the school's administration, curriculum, programs, and students from its inception as a junior college in 1935.  Although Pfeiffer dates back to 1885, the records of Oberlin Home and School, Mitchell Home School, and Mitchell Junior College are scarce.  Some records of these predecessor institutions can be found in the manuscript collections.

What kinds of materials are in the Pfeiffer University Archives?

Audiovisual materials -- Video and audio of campus events such as fundraising campaign kickoffs, graduation exercises, and homecoming activities. Access to these items is limited.

Image collections -- Photographic prints, slides, and negatives of campus life. Pfeiffer's photographs are currently being arranged according to activity and year. Also includes post cards and prints and drawings.

Publications -- Student, departmental, and other official publications including: student newspapers, literary magazines, and yearbooks; personnel newsletters, alumni magazines, development publications, student handbooks, and the University catalog and others.

Records -- Materials of historical significance from: campus offices, departments, schools, student and alumni organizations, and the Board of Trustees.

Vertical files -- Maintained on individuals falling in one or more of these categories: faculty and staff; distinguished alumni; trustees; honorary degree recipients; honored guests, and lecturers, and entertainers.  The vertical files are often referred to as "the names file."

How are materials in the Pfeiffer University Archives arranged?

Records of Pfeiffer University are divided into record groups, which roughly correspond to University divisions.  The records are further divided into sub-groups, and series.  Here is a list of some of the University record groups.:*

RG1 Board of Trustees

RG2 Office of the President

RG3 University Advancement

RG7 Charlotte Campus

RG8 Administrative Affairs

RG9 Marketing and Enrollment

RG10 Athletics

RG11 Student Development

RG12 Academic Affairs

RG13 Chaplain

RG14 Administrative and Institutional Teams

RG15 Facilities

*This is not a complete listing.  For more information on holdings, contact the archivist

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