Archives & Special Collections

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Archival Materials

The Archives & Special Collections department preserves historical materials of Liberty University and related entities. The Digital Collections platform provides access to digitized archival materials as well as Collection Guides that detail the scope and nature of physical items. Click on the button below to access these materials.

Digital Collections Portal

Physical items can be accessed in the Archives Reading Room on the Terrace Level of the Jerry Falwell Library during the Archives’ hours of operation. Upon request, physical items can be reviewed for possible digitization to provide online access.

The Archives Policy governs access to all materials in this department.

Special Collections

This department also preserves other primary source materials that support the university’s mission or are of enduring value as outlined in the Special Collections Policy. Click on the button below for more details and access to Special Collections.

Special Collections

Liberty-Related News Archive

This department maintains a database of articles related to Liberty University that appear in local, state, and national news outlets. Click on the link below to access the database.

Liberty-Related News Database


Visit the donations page for details on materials of interest to the Archives & Special Collections as well as other ways that you can support the Jerry Falwell Library.

Contact Information

You can visit the Archives & Special Collections on the Terrace Level of the Jerry Falwell Library during the Archives’ hours of operation. You can also email or call (434) 592-6230 with any questions related to the Archives & Special Collections.