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Alumni Books in Library Collection

The library has a collection of Alumni books*, many housed in the Davidsoniana Room. Find these books by graduation year.

Enter the year. Click on the produced statement to find relevant titles in our catalog.
The alumni contributor note is seen in the title’s description details.

Truncating the year followed by the “*” symbol will filter by the decade or century.
For example: 19* for 1900, or 195* for 1950’s.

Enter another year for a new search.

*Identifying alumni in our catalog is an ongoing project, so the data is not complete. Also, the year that is searched can appear in a note field unrelated to the alumni. This is a known limitation of the indexing in our catalog. We apologize for the errors.

Literary Award Submission Form

Congratulations on your literary achievement. Award winners are eligible for inclusion in the college’s online Digital Repository. To submit your work, please use the form below. If you have questions, please call 704.894.2158 or e-mail archives@davidson.edu. Continue Reading

Elijah Frink Rockwell Letters

Back to College Letters Collection From: DC0152, Rockwell, Elijah Frink, 1809-1888. Papers, 1783, 1848-1869 (Finding Aid) November 25, 1850 Letter to Benjamin Silliman. View Annotated Transcription and Original January 25, 1867 Letter to W. W. Pharr. View Annotated Transcription and Original December 22, 1869 Letter to James B. Smith. View Annotated Transcription and Original Continue Reading

Charles and Walter Leverett Letters

Back to College Letters Collection From: DC0339s (Finding Aid) July 1, 1873 Charles C. Leverett Letter to Parents. View Annotated Transcription and Original July 8, 1873 Walter B. Leverett Letter to Parents. View Annotated Transcription and Original July 23, 1873 Charles C. Leverett Letter to Parents. View Annotated Transcription and Original July 28, 1873 Walter… Continue Reading

Davidson College Digital Repository

Welcome to the Davidson College Archives & Special Collections Digital Repository. These collections reflect the intellectual heritage of Davidson College including; student scholarship, student and college publications, faculty and staff scholarship, artifacts and special collections. This site is currently under construction. Please check back soon. Continue Reading

Archives, Special Collections & Community (ASCC) Team

Who are we, you ASCC?  Meet the team. Left to Right: Tiffany, Sharon, Molly, Jessica, Sara, DebbieLee, Emily Sharon Byrd Special Collections Librarian I work with faculty, students, staff, and outside scholars doing research with materials in the Special Collections housed in the Smith Rare Book Room. Most Memorable Library Moment: Much earlier in my… Continue Reading

Rare Book Room

The Smith Rare Book Room is named for C. Alphonso Smith and his brothers, and houses the library’s non-archival special collections. Materials are available for use by visiting scholars, as well as Davidson’s faculty, staff, and students. Items from the Rare Book Room collections are regularly on display, and special events are held throughout the… Continue Reading

Local History Database

This database contain extracts of articles from college publications including the Davidson College Magazine and the Davidsonian that refer to people and events in the town of Davidson, NC from 1886 to today. The articles are transcribed using the spellings of the student editors. Some local names are given with different spellings. The Davidson Monthly… Continue Reading

Postcard Database

The Davidson College Postcard collection consists of postcards of the Davidson College campus and of the town of Davidson, North Carolina. Additional postcards can be found in the Manuscript Collections. To find them, search the Manuscripts Database using the keyword: postcards. For guidelines and instructions about using this database see our Database Search Instructions. New… Continue Reading

Photograph Catalog

For guidelines and instructions about using this database see our Database Search Instructions. For guidelines about photograph duplication see our Photograph Duplication Policies New Search *Internet Explorer users may need to reload the page. Continue Reading

Combined Search

Archives, Manuscripts, AV, Photographs, and Artifacts For guidelines and instructions about using this database see our Database Search Instructions. New Search *Internet Explorer users may need to reload the page. Continue Reading

Search Instructions

The examples below provide a variety of approaches that can be used to search the Archives and Special Collections Catalogs and Databases. If you are having difficulty using any database, please contact us for support at archives@davidson.edu. Search for Words and Phrases Single Term: Musician Phrase: Reserve Officers Training Corps (retrieves records with the exact… Continue Reading

James Bayliss Smith (1870) Letters

Back to College Letters Collection From: DC0083s Smith, James Bayliss, 1849-1872 (1870). Papers, 1868-1870. (View Finding Aid) April 11, 1868 View Transcript and Original Transcription provided by Pat Webber Paul Axel-Lute. April 26, 1868 View Transcript and Original Transcription provided by Paul Axel-Lute. May 11, 1869 View Transcript and Original Transcription provide by Paul Axel-Lute. Continue Reading

Joseph Thompson (1860) 8 March 1861 Letter

Back to College Letters Collection| Back to Joseph Thompson Letters | Jump to original Transcript Davidson College March 8, 1861 Dear Joe, Hurra for Davidson College! Great Excitement! Water running up hill! Earthquake! Shipwreck! etc. etc. & & & If some of the ancient worthies who established this institution, then a college in the woods,… Continue Reading