After last week's post, you might be wondering....what's in SU Archives, and what can SU Archives do for me?
Shippensburg University Archives & Special Collections is where we keep records and artifacts that document the unique history of Shippensburg University and the institution's relationship with the Cumberland Valley region. We collect, organize, and preserve records documenting the University's origins and development, including the activities and achievements of its offices, faculty, students, and alumni.
The Archives serves as the University's institutional memory. It is not just a room on the upper level of Lehman Library, or unit within the broader university ecosystem; it is a campus and community resource.
Want to know how a campus tradition started or when Old Main was last used as a dormitory? Looking for information about a student group or club? Can't remember the name of an old classmate, or when your uncle graduated from Ship? Interested in a copy of a commencement program you lost years ago, or a team photo? Don't know what to do with the records taking up space in your office or on your hard drive? Contact SU Archives! We have yearbooks; course catalogs; records of past presidents; building dedication programs; sports team rosters, programs, and photos; back issues of the SU Magazine and other campus publications; student government minutes; and so much more. Search ArchivesSpace to find institutional records; search the Library Catalog to find special collections and rare books; and search our digital archives to find digital collections.
With that said, what can we do for YOU?
A student conducting research in the Archives, Fall 2020
Dr. Allen Dieterich-Ward's UNIV101 class conducting research during an archives workshop, Fall 2018
Staff and Administrators
Print and digital files from a campus office that need to be added to the collection
Alumni, Community Members, and Outside Researchers
The Cumberland yearbook is a great starting place for alumni looking for information about their time at Ship. The 1988 yearbook is pictured above.
If you have questions about archives, or SU history, contact Professor Christy Fic (email@example.com), University Archivist.