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Collections and Documents

General categories of archival collections

Institutional records

Examples: Trustees minutes, Academic Senate minutes, president's correspondence, in-house publications

People Files

Examples: faculty, alumni, trustees, benefactors and friends of the college. May range from basic data of biographical info and photos to letters, diaries, and more. Does not usually include contract records or financial information

Academic and Campus Life

A-Z topics, buildings/campus, student life, student publications, scrapbooks, athletics/sports, museums, curricular information, examples of student work, audio-visual materials, oral histories, and much more. Does not include for example: financial aid records, business records

Photographs and Other Media

A-Z topics, people, postcards, slides, negatives, films and videos, reel-to-reel tapes, records, and other sound recordings


Examples: Complete runs of Beloit College student newspapers (1853-present), alumni publications (1910-present), student literary magazines and more

Beloit and Region

Books, pamphlets, articles, maps, photographs and more, dealing Beloit, Rock County and surrounding communities