We actively collect primary and secondary source materials in the following areas: Elon University history & culture, the Service-Learning movement, and the surrounding communities. Materials are collected under the authority of Archives & Special Collections staff, the Dean and University Librarian, and/or designated University personnel. The relevancy of the content as it relates to the Collection Development Policy, the condition of the materials, and potential restrictions on access will be considered and evaluated before acceptance. All materials accepted will be arranged, described, and made available according to current archival standards and practices.
Materials are acquired primary through donations and non-cash gifts. In rare instances materials will be purchased. The Archives and Special Collections staff and/or designated University personnel will formalize the transfer of property and copyright through the completion of a Deed of Gift form.
Collecting Priorities and Categories
Non-Cash Gifts & Donations Acceptance Policy
The Archives & Special Collections Department accepts donations and non-cash gifts that fit within the Collection Development Policy and the University’s curriculum. If there are materials you wish to donate or would like further information please email the University Archivist or call 336-278-6681.