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Columbia College Archives

The Columbia College Archives is the institutional memory of Columbia College.

Archives Description and Mission

The Columbia College Archives is the institutional memory of Columbia College. It began to be assembled in 1997 and consists of documents, media, and objects pertaining to the college. It is located in three rooms in the basement of Dorsey Hall. Its mission is to acquire, arrange, describe, conserve, interpret, and make available to researchers archival materials that pertain to Christian/Columbia College.

Archives Location

The Archives are located in three rooms in the basement of Dorsey Hall. The classroom is used to provide information about the history of the college. College publications such as newsletters, yearbooks, newspaper clippings, and catalogs are available to be viewed, and on display are items from the history of the college such as clothing, ceramics, and glassware. The textile room includes a collection of clothing from Jane Froman, an alumna of Christian College, as well as historical clothing from other donors. There are hats, shoes, and purses as well. The workroom is used by staff to store historical items of the college and receive items that are donated.

Doing Research at the Archives

Appointments to visit the archives can be made by calling (573) 875-2751 or emailing. Research questions about the college history can be submitted as well. For more images and documents from archives you can visit the Columbia College Archives Repository. Use use the search and browse in the banner at the top of the screen or click on the images to go to the different collections.