About the Archives

The mission of the College Archives is to assemble, preserve, and make accessible the official records of Rollins College, and its special, historical collections.

As a division of the Olin Library, the Department is charged with the collection and preservation of non-current college records possessing permanent administrative, legal, historical, and research value. The purpose of collecting such records is to provide documentation of the development and growth of the College, particularly of its primary functions of teaching and research, its role in the community at large, the activities of its student body and alumni, and the development of its campus.

Most of the posts on the Archives blog are written by Archives faculty and staff members. “Guest bloggers” include Rollins students, faculty, and community members, whose contributions we gratefully acknowledge. Please note that the viewpoints expressed by guest writers are their own perspectives, and do not necessarily represent the official position of the College, Olin Library, or Rollins Archives. We have chosen to post these materials in accordance with our mission to preserve and share the history of Rollins, and in the belief that an uncensored historical record is essential to supporting scholarly research and institutional integrity.