The Archives Center preserves historical resources that document the origin, development, growth, history and achievements of the College, including its students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, and local community citizens. It is an intrinsic part of library services at the Benjamin F. Payton Learning Resources Center. The Archives Center is located in room 106, on the court (ground) level of the library
The Archives Center serves as the corporate memory for the history of Benedict College. The Center seeks donations of any materials related to the College’s history and will accept such donations from alumni, students, faculty, staff, and others. The Library encourages faculty members to donate their research papers and manuscripts for inclusion in the archives special collections.
For donations to the Benjamin F. Payton Archives Center, please contact:
Coordinator of Archives and Institutional Records
Office: (803) 705-4680
Request for photocopy of archival materials can be made by completing and submitting the online Archives Patron Request/Acknowledgement Form or from obtaining a printed form from the library’s information service desk, main (plaza) level.
Request for archival research using the facility is by appointment during normal library hours of operation. To ensure that everyone has a successful research visit, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at least 24 business hours in advance. This time allows the staff to locate and retrieve desired materials in advance of the appointment. You may call the library’s administrative office, Monday – Friday, between 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (803) 705-4301, to make arrangements for use of the Archives Center in conducting research. Please read the Archives Center Policies and Procedures Guideline.
The library, an intrinsic part of Benedict College, observes certain holidays. Inquiries as to holidays observed may be made by calling the library in advance at (803) 705-4301; (803) 705-4364 or by checking the posting of hours in the building’s lobby.