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What's in the Archives?

The Monmouth College Archive houses and preserves the documents and artifacts of Monmouth College's past. This repository of historical materials manifests the founding and growth of the institution over its 150+ years. The Archives are arranged and described for a multitude of institutional and public uses by researchers, alumni, classrooms and the community.

The papers of professors, administrators, departments, student groups, and alumni are all part of the rich collections of the Archives.  Materials include theater programs and posters, sports clippings, admissions brochures, old Red Books, Zoo Books, College literary publications, student newspapers, Antique fraternity and sorority dance cards and paddles, old pipers uniforms, trophies, plaques, oral interviews, student scrapbooks, and a myriad of photographs...just some of the fascinating treasures of college history that comprise these collections! 

MC Archives

MC Archival Collections

There are also a few parts of the collection that have been digitized and are accessible via the web.

MC Finding Aids


You may find the following databases helpful in your research.  They can link you to Archival collections beyond Monmouth College. You may be prompted for your MC password if you are entering from off campus.  Access may be limited to MC students, faculty and staff.

Contact Information

Monmouth College Archives
Hewes Library
700 East Broadway
Monmouth, IL

Lynn Daw


The Monmouth College Archive is consulted most frequently by students in the History 300 capstone course, by family members of former MC faculty, staff and students, and occasionally by request from historians and journalists whose research interests lead them to our collection.  We are especially intersted in the papers of former faculty and staff, in documents relating to fraternities, sororities, and all other student groups, including athletic teams and the Pipe and Drum Band.

We are happy to consider donations at any time. If you are interested in donating records to the Monmouth College Archives please use our contact information at the left. Staff can indicate whether this is the appropriate repository for records and the best steps for their placement. Donations become the property of Monmouth College and copyrights are transferred to the College through a signed donor form.