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McDaniel College Archives (est. 1975) is the repository for the records of the College that are of historical value.

Featured Collections

Nora Roberts American Romance Collection

Nora Roberts book cover

The Nora Roberts American Romance Collection, housed at Hoover Library, is comprised of novels written by important romance writers of the late 20th and early 21st century.

Charles W. Havens Papers

Charlie Havens portrait

Charles W. Havens ("Charlie") coached Western Maryland football, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, and boxing, taught physical education and health, and worked as Director of Athletics, from 1931-1956, excepting the years of WWII, where he served in the Army Air Corps. The collection consists of correspondence and manuscript materials, both personal and related to his time at the College, as well as a significant amount of historic WMC football sports programs from the 1920s-1950s.

McDaniel College Archives & Special Collections

The McDaniel College Archives at Hoover Library was established in 1969 as the repository for the records of the College that are past their active use cycle and are of historical value, and for other documents and artifacts that are related to the history of the College or of interest to faculty for the purpose of engaging the College's students in scholarly research as an integral part of their liberal arts education.

The McDaniel College Archives oversees three different groups of collections:

  • Manuscript Collections (MS) – Generally, paper/photographic collections produced by, for, and about individuals. Many of the manuscript collections in the Archives are the papers and memorabilia of alumni and faculty.

  • Special Collections (SpC) – Related to a subject or interest and may contain several types of material including books, manuscripts, memorabilia, and other artifacts.
  • College Records (RG) – The repository of non-current official records produced by or for McDaniel College that are kept for the continuing and enduring value to the College's history.

Researchers are encouraged to use all these collections. However, there may be restrictions on some of the collections. If the material you wish to research is restricted, please contact the Archivist.

Collections are non-circulating and must be used in the Archives.

Contact Info

Andrea J. Briggs's picture
Andrea J. Briggs
Andrea J. Briggs
Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157

Archives Hours & Location

The Archives, located on the second floor of Hoover Library at McDaniel College, is available by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist; see Contact Info.