Pathway to Diversity: Uncovering Our Collections at Rollins College

A recipient of a 2018-2019 Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) Diversity Grant, Rollins College Archives and Special Collections is working towards creating an online digital archive of historical materials related to race relations and desegregation at Rollins College in the context of historic Winter Park and within the larger landscape of United States higher education. As a southern college founded long before the civil rights movement in the United States, the local experiences and personal stories of African-American students, staff, and faculty at Rollins in the 20th century have yet to been fully examined or preserved. We aim to uncover and illuminate these historical narratives to not only improve institutional understanding about the history of racial diversity on campus, but also to help our students grapple with modern issues of diversity and inclusion.

To see the progress of the grant and read the student projects it supports, go to our Blog page.