The Shippensburg University Archives collects, organizes, makes accessible, and preserves non-current records documenting Shippensburg University’s origins and development, including the activities and achievements of its offices, faculty, students, alumni, and benefactors. The Archives preserves materials of enduring historical or informational value to serve as Shippensburg University’s institutional memory in support of administration, teaching, research, and service. The Archives promotes a greater awareness, knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the history, programs, and goals of Shippensburg University. The Archives is vital for supporting understandings of American life as it is lived at Shippensburg University through the management and retention of its personal, academic, and social memory.
Special Collections exists to preserve rare, fragile, or valuable published materials acquired by Lehman Library that are useful to the community of scholars and researchers, as well as to the University and its community of faculty, administrators and students. Special Collections also includes the SU Authors Collection, the purpose of which is to collect, organize, make accessible, and preserve the published works, such as books and articles in journals, of members of the Shippensburg University community. Special Collections will include manuscripts and other documents and memorabilia donated by published authors, as well, in order to make this unique material available to researchers.
The Shippensburg University Archives and Special Collections serve a number of constituents, including: