This project (Archives & Records Center) was begun in 1996-97, under the direction of Deloria Jenkins and the late Pamela E. Wright, but was not completed. Some portions have been revised and others added by Mary L. McAfee, retired former Coordinator of Archives.

The Benedict College Archives and Records was a combined unit, serving the preservation and historical curation needs of the College's written material.  As of July 1, 1997, the two became separate units, each with its own coordinator.  The Archives became part of the Learning Resources Center.

The purpose of the Benedict College Archives is to preserve historical material which document the origins, development, activities, and the achievements of the College and its alumni. To accomplish this goal/purpose, the Archives will:

Appraise, acquire, process, preserve and make available materials that document Benedict College's history and development; provide adequate facilities for preservation, servicing, and research use of materials; serve as a research center for the study of the history of Benedict College; provide information services to assist in the administration and operation of the College; facilitate the efficient management and use of all materials stored in archives, and promote knowledge and understandings of the origins, goals and programs of the college.

 It contains over 5,000 archival materials.  Also, the Archives serves as custodian for the Mather School Files.  Items are for in-house use only.

For request for archival resources, please print, fill out and submit Archives Request Form.

Mailing Address:
ATTN: Archives
Benedict College Library
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29204

NOTE: Two to four weeks turn around time.

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