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Archives & Special Collections

A guide to the Archives & Special Collections of Everett Library.


Everett Library seeks to build its collections through donations from students and others that document the activities that comprised their unique campus experience. Materials we collect include:

  • Diaries
  • Correspondence (letters to and from home)
  • Photograph albums
  • Scrapbooks
  • Recordings (film & audio)
  • Student or other campus organization records (minutes, posters, membership lists, etc.)

In general, we do not need additional copies of yearbooks or student newspapers or other widely distributed campus publications. We occasionally collect artifacts, making evaluations on a case-by-case basis.

If you have material you are interested in donating, please contact the library.

Collection Development Policy

Everett Library collects records that are created or received by the offices of the University in the conduct of their business as well as external materials that provide contextual information about the history of the surrounding Myers Park community. Materials appropriate for the archives include, but are not limited to:

  • Legal or constituting documents (e.g. charters, constitutions, by-laws), minutes, reports and supporting documentation, memoranda, correspondence and policy statements of the Board of Trustees, Queens University of Charlotte President and Vice Presidents, deans, directors, and major academic and administrative committees, including the university senate 
  • Reports of self-studies and accreditation visits
  • Annual budgets and audits
  • Reports of the public information, community relations, planning and research, and institutional advancement offices
  • Research projects, including grant records
  • Departmental records including minutes and reports
  • Records of the registrar, i.e. calendars and class schedules, enrollment records and other regularly issued reports
  • Records of academic, service, and social organizations of students, faculty and staff
  • Queens University publications
  • Photographs, films, and audio recordings of Queens University students, faculty, staff, administrators, events and facilities
  • Oral history interviews and transcripts
  • Maps, blueprints and  plans of the campuses and buildings
  • Some artifacts, as space in the archives and condition of the object permits
  • Newspaper and magazine clippings highlighting Queens University students, faculty, staff, administrators, events and facilities
  • Written histories or clippings highlighting the history of surrounding communities, especially the Myers Park community.