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Lend the archives a hand? A photo? A helmet?

This delightful collection of Erskine memorabilia was donated by Eliza Christian, Class of 1945. We'd love to see your photos, items, and keepsakes as well.
This collection of Erskine memorabilia was donated by Eliza Christian, Class of 1945.

As Erskine focuses its attention on celebrating 175 years of faithful liberal arts education, we’re diving into our archives to pull out fascinating photos, historical accounts, student writing from across the decades, and other gems of Erskiniana.

But we need some help — we know Erskine alumni and friends have wonderful photos and artifacts out there that we’d like to see, share, or add to our archive collection, which is housed in the McCain Library Department of Archives and Special Collections.

If you have historic Erskine photos, documents or memorabilia that you’re willing to share, we’d love to hear from you.

Short-term loans or permanent donations will be greatly appreciated.

Here are the kinds of things we’re looking for. If you aren’t sure whether your item fits our needs, contact us first.

Erskine Memorabilia

• Clothing (letter sweaters, jackets, athletic kit, beanies, caps and gowns)

• Pins, jewelry, or literary society memorabilia

• Football programs or tickets

• Pre-1920 photos (campus life, Due West)

• Penned letters from home (especially pre-1930)Full Color

Print Publications

• The Mirror 1924-1930

• Erskine Collegiate Recorder (vols. 4-6, 1857-60)

• Erskinian: v.1-7 pre-1900

• Commencement programs (pre-1900)

• Erskiniana 1928

• The Arrow, 1950

• Erskine MiscellanyDue West Telescope (any)

• The Associate Reformed Presbyterian (any large runs prior to 1884)

• Erskine College catalogs (particularly 1850-70)

For more details on arranging a loan or donation, please contact Edith Brawley at or call 864.379.8763.

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