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University Archives

The University Archives procures, organizes, collects, describes, maintains and preserves records of historical and administrative value to the university and that have significantly impacted upon the African American experience in the Piedmont Triad region.



Room 201, Second Floor, F.D. Bluford Library


**UPDATE (08/16/2021) FALL 2021 HOURS**:

For Fall 2021 the University Archives will be open by appointment only Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am – 5pm. We are now serving the public as well as students, faculty and staff. Researchers must complete an appointment form 24 hours in advance and will receive a confirmation for their appointment. The link to the appointment form is

In between appointments, the desk and chairs in the reading room will be sanitized appropriately using disinfectants wipes.

Used collections will be stored in a designated area for 24-72 hours for quarantine

Closed when the library is closed, see here for more information

Contact Us

James R. Stewart Jr.
Archives & Special Collections Librarian

Edward Lee Love
University Archives Specialist


We house a wealth of information, the majority being institutional records dating back to the 1890's, including:

  • Annual reports
  • Meeting minutes
  • Photographs
  • Class schedules
  • News bulletins
  • Alumni publications
  • Research bulletins
  • Student newspapers
  • Event programs
  • Budget materials
  • Yearbooks (1939+)
  • Departmental brochures & newsletters
  • Self-studies
  • Faculty & staff directories, handbooks and manuscripts

Materials are also collected relating to outstanding alumni such as Jesse Jackson, Joe Dudley and Ronald McNair. Other collections include the papers and documents of John Wray, Gerald Marteena, F.A. Williams, R.E. Jones, B.W. Barnes, George Simkins, Margaret Tynes, Hal Seiber, Armand Richardson and the Virgil Stroud scrapbooks.

Finding Aids & Container Lists

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Gift Donations

We encourage individuals to donate their photographs, private papers, and other documents that contribute to the mission and purpose of the Archives. Donors can be assured that their gifts will receive proper care since the Archives has a climate–controlled storage facility and a trained professional staff.

Our Collection & Selection Policy

We acquire materials relating to the university's origin, legend, policies, improvements, expansions, services, and accomplishments of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We also maintain university correspondences, documents, files, records and other materials deemed to be of significant historical and research value to the university. Materials not related to the university but have significant impact upon the African American experience and the local area are collected on a selective basis.

Here are the types of things we collect:

Items We CollectItems We Do Not Collect
  • Minutes and records of the Board of Trustees
  • Minutes and records of the general faculty assembly committees
  • Minutes and records of administrative and university–wide committees
  • Official reports, departmental self study reports and assessments
  • North Carolina A&T State University Publications
  • University yearbooks, bulletins, and special recruiting materials
  • Special publications, e.g. news clippings, posters, calendars, notices, events
  • Students’ publications
  • Materials of students’ organizations and activities
  • Pamphlets and books dealing with North Carolina A&T State University
  • Program of campus events
  • Pictorial materials, including photographs of campus, buildings, campus events
    Note: Individuals in photographs must be identified before transfers.
  • Master's theses or doctoral dissertations
  • Alumni publications and papers
  • Campus buildings plans
  • Faculty publications
  • Special Collections:
    • Out of print books pertaining to African Americans
    • Presidents' and Chancellors' papers
    • Single copies of rare books
    • Autographed copies of books written by A&T staff and local and national authors.
  • Oral histories- tapes, videocassettes
  • Personal memorabilia
  • Regalia
  • Works of art
  • Student records
  • Financial records, payroll records, accounting records
  • Student grades
  • Yearbooks from other institutions
  • Grade books, examinations
  • Admission records
  • Personal records of faculty, staff or students