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Eckerd Archives

The mission of the Eckerd College Archives is to collect, identify, preserve, and organize items – written, visual, and electronic – related to the history of Florida Presbyterian College/Eckerd College; and, by making these resources available, to educate and inform current and future members of the college community concerning the origins, development, programs, and goals of the College.

Use of the Archives

The Eckerd College Archives is a closed-stack library located on the second floor of the Peter H. Armacost Library building. Many of the unique materials within the archives cannot be replaced and do not circulate. In addition, some materials may have restricted access. 

The Archives are open for researchers by appointment only on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. – noon and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Appointments must be made at least 48 hours in advance so that we have time to prepare materials and confirm the availability of staff. Appointments may be scheduled through our Archives Appointment form.

Archives serve the Eckerd College community, including faculty, staff, and students. Student appointments related to a class take precedence over other appointments. When you arrive for your appointment, please check in at the Library Circulation desk on the first floor. Visits are limited to two (2) hour windows and cannot be extended. Additional appointments can be made as necessary. 

Before reviewing any materials, you will be asked to sign a copy of the material handling policy. Please make sure your hands are clean and that you leave any personal belongings in the storage area provided. 

If you have any questions, you can reach the Archives team at

Review a listing of the items in the Eckerd College Archives. Some materials have restricted access.
Contact the Archives team at
Make a request for an Archives Appointment.

Digital Collections

For public use, we have a digital collection containing electronic copies of:

  • Historical Eckerd College newspapers from 1960-2009
  • Eckerd College newspaper, The Current, from 2009-present
  • Eckerd College course catalogs from 1959-2008
  • Eckerd College yearbooks from 1964-2002
  • Undergraduate theses via our EC Scholar repository from 1964 to current (not all theses are publicly available)

For faculty use only, we have a digital collection containing electronic copies of faculty newsletters and minutes of Faculty Committee meetings.

These items are accessible via the Library Archive Documents folder in Google Drive. Faculty need to be signed into their Eckerd Google account in order to view the documents.

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