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Archives and Special Collections is a department of Van Wylen Library and promotes the educational mission of 鶹ý and its partner institutions by actively collecting, caring for, interpreting and making available the unique historical resources in its care.

These resources include the archival collections of 鶹ý, Western Theological Seminary, area governmental units and other members who contract for services at the Archives. It serves as a research center for students, faculty and staff of 鶹ý, for contractual members of the Archives and for the general public.

Hope by the Numbers

  • 1988Year the Archives was Founded

    Prior to the founding of the Archives, archival work was done by volunteers and part-time staff at 鶹ý, Western Theological Seminary, the Netherlands Museum and the City of Holland.

  • 8,000Total Linear Feet of Processed Collections

    We measure the shelf space necessary to store documents in linear feet. A linear foot is twelve inches wide for documents stored on edge, or twelve inches high for documents stored horizontally.

  • 3Number of Institutions We Serve

    Although Archives and Special Collections is a department of Van Wylen Library at 鶹ý, we also collect materials for institutional partners like Western Theological Seminary.

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  • 22,266Researchers Helped Since 1995

    The archives staff has yet to be stumped by any research question.

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