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Archives Collection Policy

Reason for Policy

The purpose of the Liberty University Archives is to preserve the history of Liberty University, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Jerry Falwell ministries and Baptist Traditions in general. This is done by gathering records of enduring value, organizing and preserving these research materials by employing appropriate and adequate methods and technologies, and making them available to scholars and other interested parties via either traditional or electronic access options as the material formats allow.

Policy Statement

Archive materials do not circulate and do not leave the archive facilities.  Customers are expected to follow the instructions of the archive staff in their use of the archive space and their handling of the materials.


Customers will use materials in the archive reading room under the supervision of the archive staff.


Failure to comply with archive policies may result in a loss of access to any Archive facilities and materials and/or involvement of the Liberty University Police Department.