College Archives

The Archives serves the Davidson College community in the preservation and administration of institutional records and manuscript collections. The Archives also serves as a repository for manuscript collections which are related to the College and the town of Davidson, or relevant to the College’s curriculum.

Special Collections

The Smith Rare Book Room houses the library’s non-archival special collections including the Cumming Map Collection, the Fugate Collection of First Editions, the Bruce Rogers Collection and the Golden Cockerel Press Collection, as well as other individual rare books. Materials are available for use by visiting scholars, as well as Davidson’s faculty, staff, and students.


Archives, Special Collections & Community (ASCC) Staff. One of the most vital resources are the archivists and librarians here to help you.


Please review the tutorial on how to make use of the Archives and Special Collection.