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Archives and Special Collections

The mission of the Archives is to collect and preserve the primary sources representing the historical memory of MacMurray College and make them available for research.

The Archives holds the records and personal papers of past presidents, minutes of faculty and curriculum committees, minutes of student organizations, a substantial newspaper clipping file, vertical files on administration and faculty, photographs, programs from commencements, concerts, exhibits, and much more.

Special Collections holds the non-circulating collection of yearbooks, annual catalogs dating back to 1849, monographs written by and about faculty and presidents, as well as college artifacts donated by alums.

The Archives is also home to the records and special collections of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church. To view the collections of the IGRC visit https://sites.google.com/site/igrcarchives/.

The Archives is located in the Peter Cartwright Room on the 2nd floor of the Pfeiffer Library. If you cannot make a personal visit, contact the archivist for assistance.

Lauretta Scheller
Phone: 217-479-7694
Email via IGRC
Email via MacMurray College

MacMurray Archives
Henry Pfeiffer Library
447 East College Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650

Hours

Regular hours are 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday and by appointment.

There is a $20 per hour research fee for researchers outside the MacMurray campus community.

Guide to Collections

A list of finding aids is available here.

Digital Images

The images in the MacMurray College Collection represent a small portion of the image files from the college's archives. Images date from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. The database is updated daily.