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Archives and Special Collections

Photo from the archives of four MacMounties.

The mission of the Archives is to collect and preserve the primary sources representing the historical memory of MacMurray College and make them available for research.

The Archives holds the records and personal papers of past presidents; minutes of faculty and curriculum committees; minutes of student organizations; a substantial newspaper clipping file; vertical files on administration and faculty; photographs; programs from commencements, concerts, and exhibits; and much more.

Special Collections holds the non-circulating collection of yearbooks, annual catalogs dating back to 1849, monographs written by and about faculty and presidents, as well as college artifacts donated by alums.

The Archives is also home to the records and special collections of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church. To view the collections of the IGRC visit

Location and Hours

The Archives is located in the Peter Cartwright Room on the 2nd floor of the Pfeiffer Library. Regular hours are 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday and by appointment. If you cannot make a personal visit, contact the archivist for assistance.

Lauretta Scheller
Phone: 217-479-7694
Email via IGRC
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MacMurray Archives
Henry Pfeiffer Library
447 East College Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650

There is a $20 per hour research fee for researchers outside the MacMurray campus community.