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Special Collections and Archives

College Archives


The College Archives focuses on preserving Knox's history through materials related to student life, publications, records of intellectual and cultural life, and personal materials from faculty, staff, and alumni. We also collect departmental records to ensure institutional knowledge is preserved. Donated records should be inactive, following a set record schedule. For specific information or index guides, please contact Special Collections and Archives. 

College Archives 

  • Student series 
  • Faculty series 
  • President series 
  • Departmental series 
  • Administrative series 
  • College publications 
  • Academic departments series 
  • College scrapbooks 
  • Research papers 

Manuscript Collections 

The manuscript collections hold a variety of materials related to Knox College and the Galesburg Community, including original founding documents. 

  • letters, diaries, scrapbooks, and photographs 
  • newspapers 
  • digital and born-digital materials