Archives and Special Collections includes a variety of resources documenting the growth and development of DePauw University and the United Methodist Church in Indiana. The collection includes DePauw University publications, official records, and papers of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Also included are records by the Church, their histories, membership directories, and reports.
- Select your search method using the main toolbar (e.g. Collections, Subjects, Names)
- If using the search box, click on the “Search all record types” dropdown menu and “limit to collections.” This will generate a search on the collection-level, allowing a hierarchical search within the record
- Multiple terms entered into the search box are handled as if connected by an OR statement. For AND statements, use the plus (+) button to add a row for each term
- Use quotation marks around multiple words for a phrase search (e.g. “annual report”)
WHAT IS AN ARCHIVES?
An archives is a place where records of enduring value, such as letters, scrapbooks, photographs, and official records are stored permanently. Archives and Special Collections staff collect, organize, preserve and provide access to primary and secondary sources for your information needs.
WHAT IS A FINDING AID?
Each collection is described in a detailed record called a finding aid, which provides both an overview of the intellectual organization and a detailed list of items in the collection. Researchers should consult the finding aid in order to determine the usefulness of the collection.