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Scope of Collection

The archives is dedicated to preserving the history of Ripon College from its inception to the present. It contains records, yearbooks, college newspapers, photographs, manuscripts, letters and other types of materials and publications related to college history of enduring value.

Definition & Use of Materials

Archival material includes any historic record or document of or pertaining to Ripon College adjudged worthy of permanent preservation for reference and research. Materials available in the Archives are subject to copyright law with respect to photo duplication and publication. Researchers are asked to respect the material by handling it correctly and carefully, using only pencil while researching, and not having food or drink nearby while working on documents. Because many archival materials are fragile and are damaged by photocopying, users should assume that they will not be allowed to duplicate items and plan accordingly.

Collection Guides

The archives consist of the following resources related to:

  • Pictorial Resources Photo File; Portrait File; Oversize Photographs; Postcard Collection; Negatives; Slides; Video; Film
  • Audio Resources Phonograph Records; Audio Tapes; Oral History Audio Tapes
  • Personnel Files Former Faculty and Staff; Former Trustees; Alumni File; Registrar’s Records for some students
  • Publications Student publications such as College Days and Crimsons
  • Catalogs and Directories Ripon College Catalogs and Directories (Faculty, Staff, Student, and Alumni, and Campus phone directories)
  • Events and Public Relations College Relations press releases; calendar of events; program file
  • Departmental Files Historical papers of academic departments
  • Books Reference Book Collection (History of Ripon College, etc.); Archival Management Book Collection
  • Committee Reports Faculty, Trustees/Faculty Committees; Minutes of the Board of Trustees

View the Range List:
Ripon College Archives Collection Guide (pdf)