Greenwood Library Archives and Special Collections

Special Collections and Archives contains collections of unique materials. The Archives house significant or rare manuscripts, books, blueprints, photographs, audiovisuals, memorabilia, and other materials related to Longwood history. These collections are not open to the public; however you are welcome to request items to be retrieved for you. Requests for materials must be made between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday – Friday, and materials must be used under the supervision of library staff in the space designated for you. You may not make photocopies or scans of the material; if you need a copy, library staff will determine what may be reproduced and will make the copies if possible.


Mon - Fri

         8:30am - 4:30pm

Digital Commons LogoThe Digital Commons is Longwood University’s Institutional Repository. Institutional Repositories (IRs) bring together all of a University’s research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.

IRs are an excellent vehicle for working papers or copies of published articles and conference papers. Included in the scope are presentations, senior theses, and other works. If you have work you'd like to include, please contact either Sue Carroll or Tammy Hines.

Work included in the Digital Commons is accessible via Google and major search engines, and becomes findable through the Digital Commons Network.

Mission Statement

The purpose of Greenwood Library’s Archives is to collect, preserve, provide access to, and encourage the use of the materials, books, and other items in the archival collection. The Archives Manager is responsible for the development of collections in this department.

The University Archives serves as the corporate memory for the history of Longwood University. Its principal function is to provide a secure repository for the University’s historically significant records, including the records of the Board of Visitors; the office files of former presidents, deans and department chairpersons; and collections of personal papers donated by faculty, administrators, and others associated with the University.

Lydia Williams

Lydia Williams

Archives & Records Specialist
Library 104

Benedict Chatelain

Benedict Chatelain

Library Information & Archives Associate
Library 116A