The stacks in both the archives and special collections are closed and materials from these collections may only be used in-house. Requests for archival materials can be made by utilizing the “Request Access to this Collection” button on any of the online finding aids on the Greenwood Library Archives website. Requests for materials from special collections can be made by filling out a request form. Likewise, requests for access to any materials from the archives and special collections can be made in-person, 9am-4pm at The Desk.
Updated July 2017
The Greenwood Library Archives and Special Collections Reading Room can be found on the second floor of the library in room 202 and is currently open by appointment only. Additonally, accommodations can be made for those researchers who are unable to visit the reading room during normal business hours. Please contact Jamie Krogh at firstname.lastname@example.org or Benedict Chatelain at email@example.com to make arrangements.
In order to prevent damage to any research materials, food and drink are not allowed in the reading room.
You may bring paper, pencils, laptops, and any secondary material you need in to the reading room. Pens are not allowed in the reading room.
When you arrive:
Using Archives and Special Collections materials:
Updated July 2017
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.
The Longwood University Archives collects print, memorabilia, and photographic materials that relate to the history of the University. The Archives Manager will assist office managers in making decisions about what is of potential enduring historical value.
The following is a list of textual materials that have archival significance in documenting the history, development, and major activities of Longwood University. These materials should be maintained in each office or sent to the Library to be included in the archival collection.
The following are collected on an ongoing basis:
Greenwood Library seeks donations of any materials related to the University’s history and will accept such donations from students, faculty, staff, and other interested persons. The Library encourages faculty members to donate their research papers and manuscripts for inclusion in Special Collections.
Approved October 2008
Updated August 2010
Selection and usage of materials in the Greenwood Library’s Virginia Authors Collection are governed by the following procedures and guidelines:
Reviewed August 2010