BREVARD COLLEGE ARCHIVES
The Brevard College Archives are located in the James A. Jones Library, and include materials from the Epworth School, Rutherford College, Weaver College, and Brevard Institute, all predecessors of Brevard College.
The Archives maintain Brevard College publications online (via N. C. Digital Heritage) and in print. Some examples are catalogs, student handbooks, available yearbooks from the schools, copies of student newspapers, commencement programs, photographs, and such ephemera and memorabilia as advertisements for Brevard Institute and students' class notes. The arrangement of the Archives is by collection, (Rutherford, Weaver, Brevard Institute, Brevard College), subdivided by division, department, function, or type of person (alumni, students, faculty, etc.), and arranged in folders in alphabetical order. Included are clippings, letters, documents, and photographs. An "Archives File List," is updated on a regular basis, and serves as the finding aid and location guide to the collection.
The Archives also hold the typescript of the History of Brevard College and Its Forerunners, by Marjorie Craig. Written for the 1953 centennial of Brevard College, it tells the history of the Epworth School, Rutherford College and Weaver Colleges, Brevard Institute, and Brevard College, up to 1953. A related index can quickly direct researchers to pertinent information. The library maintains related historical sources of information, such as the Journal of the Western North Carolina Annual (Methodist) Conference (1891-present), and the North Carolina Historical Review (1925-present), and Transylvania Beginnings, by Mary Jane McCrary (1984).
In addition, representative photographs and documents chronicling the history of Brevard College's forerunners - Rutherford and Weaver colleges and Brevard Institute - may be viewed at Brevard College's NC ECHO digitization link: http://www2.brevard.edu/nc_echo/
College alumni, as well as the public are welcome to use the Archives. Mail requests for information can be accepted. Photocopying services are readily available. A separate room to house archival materials, special collections, and rare books is being planned for the future.
A copy of the historic time line, "A Proud and Tenacious History," which celebrates the first 140 years of Brevard College, can be requested by writing or calling the James A. Jones Library.