To document the development and growth of DePauw University and the United Methodist Church in Indiana by:
- Collecting primary and secondary resources pertaining to DePauw University and the United Methodist Church.
- Preserving information about both institutions and their historic relationship to each other.
- Encouraging the use of the Archives and Special Collections resources by the DePauw and United Methodist communities and other interested researchers.
Joint Archives Committee
Archives and Special Collections is a department within the Roy O. West Library and an agency of the United Methodist Church in Indiana. It is jointly supported by DePauw University and the United Methodist Church in Indiana.
Representing the United Methodist Church
- Michael Cartwright
- Doug Davies
- Phil Lehman
- Susan Truax
- Paul E. Wagner
- La Donna Weber
Representing DePauw University
- Dave Berque
- Brooke Cox
- Bethany Fiechter
- Max Hittle
- Carrie Klaus
- Sarah B. Rowley
We preserve and provide access to historical material documenting DePauw University and the United Methodist Church in Indiana. The collection includes DePauw memorabilia and official records, including newspapers and yearbooks; collections of alumni letters, scrapbooks, and photographs; and student and faculty research. Also available are audio and video recordings of campus events, reminiscences, and athletic contests. Materials documenting the United Methodist Church in Indiana include local church records; journals created by itinerant ministers documenting their circuit travels; photographs of ministers and church buildings; and church histories. The core of special collections includes publications of alumni and faculty, along with books published by the United Methodist Church and its predecessors. Also included is the personal library of Indiana Governor James C. Whitcomb; a collection of Bret Harte first editions; and rare books dating back to 1477.
View the complete Archives and Special Collections collection development policy.
Additional information can be found within the Archives and Special Collections LibGuide collection development section.