Livingstone College

Archives & Special Collections

The Archives

The library collects, organizes, preserves, and makes available information donated by college departments, students, alumni and other members of the college community. The archival holdings include a variety of formats such as correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, yearbooks, rare books, pamphlets, publications, newspapers, architectural drawings, memorabilia, audio/visual recordings, and other ephemera.

The Archives room is located on the second floor of the library. Service is available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments are necessary for patrons who need extensive time with the materials. The Archives is a “closed” collection and items may be requested in advance for retrieval at the Circulation Desk. Items from the Archives may only be used within the library.

The Andrew Carnegie Library is currently working to organize and catalog its Archival holdings so they are searchable in the library online catalog. Additionally, some of the collections will be digitized and made available through the library homepage.

The Archives continues to welcome gifts in order to enhance the research value of our archival holdings. If you are interested in donating to the Archives, please contact the library staff.

Special Collections

African-American Collection: An extensive African-American collection is available for perusal and check out by faculty, staff, students, and members of the Salisbury Community. The collection continues to grow with the most current authors and the modern concerns of our time.

Dr. William J. Trent, Jr. Collection: Upon the completion of twenty-five years as President of Livingstone, the college faculty started a collection of histories and biographies in the library to be known as the “Trent Collection”. Further items about Dr. Trent are available in the Archives.

Dr. Samuel E. Duncan Collection:
Samuel Edward Duncan served as the sixth President of Livingstone College from 1958 to 1968. His collection of books can be found in the Andrew Carnegie Library Archives.

Commemorative Classic Collection: The collection of memorabilia surrounding this 120 year old historic rivalry that began the Authentic Black College Football Phenomenon is maintained in the Andrew Carnegie Library Archives.