The Archives is a secure, climate-controlled facility in Converse’s Mickel Library that contains valuable documents, photographs, and other materials pertaining to the history and students of Converse University.
Special Collections consists primarily of Converse publications, books by faculty and alumni, student theses, and Caroliniana. Access to these materials is available by appointment only.
Converse University’s Archives & Special Collections is the national location of an impressive collection of research papers, news articles, photographs, and other documents concerning Harriet Quimby’s life and accomplishments, developed by Ed Y. Hall.
Converse Yearbook Archive
In 2022, Converse received a Growth Grant from South Carolina Humanities. Funding for the Growth Grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and the NEH Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) initiative.
Thanks to this grant and a partnership with Spartanburg County Public Library, Converse has taken big strides towards preserving and digitizing more than 50 years of yearbooks. This newly established online collection helps to make the institution’s history and collections more easily accessible for both the Converse community and external researchers.
Supporting Converse scholars with access to quality information resources.
Tues, Nov 22: 8 AM – 9 PM
Wed, Nov 23 – Sat, Nov 26: CLOSED
Sun, Nov 27: 6 – 11 PM
Mon, Nov 28: Regular Hours Resume (8 AM – 11 PM)
Mon – Thu: 8 AM – 11 PM
Fri: 8 AM – 6 PM
Sat: 12 – 5 PM
Sun: 1 – 11 PM
Library hours vary during holidays, term/session breaks, and summer sessions. All irregular schedules will be announced.