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Archives and Special Collections

Archive Collection

The purpose of the archives collection 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.

The Collection Guides provide details on items in the archives.

Access to the archives is governed by the Archives Policy.

Special Collections

The special collections of the Jerry Falwell Library seek to acquire, organize, preserve, provide access to, and promote primary resource materials in their original formats on select topics in support of the research, teaching, and learning mission of the University. The Library also seeks to contribute to the preservation of Christian culture by functioning as a library of record for certain Christian literature and scholarship.

Special Collections materials are listed on the Special Collections page.

Collecting areas for the special collections are governed by the Special Collections Policy.