Lander University Archives and Special Collection

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University Archives

Lander University Archives documents the school's growth and history by identifying, collecting, preserving, and providing access to university records relating to university history, academic affairs, student affairs, business affairs, and alumni affairs, as well as the development of its physical plant and grounds. 

Secondly, the University Archive records and demonstrates the University’s commitment to and relationship with the Greenwood community. 

Lander University Archive Finding Aid

Special Collections

The University Archive preserves and collects rare books and special collections.  Much of the material consists of monographs on local and state history, literature, and material written by Lander faculty. Rare Books and Special Collections also houses the Samuel Lander Collection, a collection of material donated by the university’s founder to make up the college’s original library, and the Watson Collection, monographs and pamphlets collected by Harry Legare Watson (1876-1956), the editor and publisher of the Index-Journal.  Additionally, In 2012, Jackson Library agreed to house and maintain the Self Family Foundation Archive.