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University Archives: FAQ


University Archives FAQ

Archival Forms

There are forms that are required for any researcher wishing to use archival resources.  Please completely fill out the appropriate forms to access collections.  Researchers filling out and sending forms electronically will be given priority

The Mission of the Archives and Special Collections

The University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) is dedicated to identifying, preserving and making available the university records, as well as the bibliographic, photographic, and manuscript collections of enduring cultural and historical legacy of Lincoln Memorial University. The UASC serves the missions of the Carnegie-Vincent Library in a collaboration of archival preservation, conservation, cataloging, digitization, collection development, and the provision of access and support for reference and research. The UASC promotes public awareness and appreciation of Lincoln Memorial University’s historical legacy of resources relating to Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War era, and regional Appalachian history. The UASC supports the research needs of LMU faculty, staff, students as well as the community and general researchers.

Donations to the University Archives

Do you have materials that you think would be valuable to document the story of Lincoln Memorial University?  If so please contact us so that we can take a look.  We also need you to fill out a Deed of Gift Form so that we can document your donation and thank you appropriately.

Collection Scope

The University Archives holds the paper collections of a number of important Lincoln Memorial University faculty, staff, former presidents, and alumni as well as an extensive photograph collection. University records include such interesting items as Course Catalogs, yearbooks known as The Railsplitter, The Blue and Gray newspaper, etc.