About Archives and Special Collections

Mossey Library is home to the Hillsdale College Archives, as well as numerous other collections of archives and other historical material. The Library maintains the books and papers that support the college's Churchill Project, including the papers and library of Sir Martin Gilbert, Churchill's official biographer. Additional special and archival collections include the papers of Harry V. Jaffa, George E. Durell, and Richard Weaver, the libraries of Ludwig Von Mises and Russell Kirk, the Alwin C. Carus Coin Collection, a collection of political memorabilia donated by Judge James Rogan, and the Dr. Allan G. Schmidt and Mrs. Carla S. Schmidt Collection of historical letters. The Library also maintains a growing collection of rare books and other unique materials.

Many of the physical collections are currently in remote storage, and all are kept in locked areas. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Lori Curtis, regarding access. A growing portion of the material, though, has been digitized and is availabable online via the links below.

Guides to Archival Collections

Click here to view guides to many of the collections. Guides will be added as collections are processed. 

Hillsdale College Digital Archive

Browse the full variety of materials from the Archives and Special Collections. As materials are digitized, this site will be continuously enhanced. 

From the Hillsdale College Archives

(These links lead to pages on the Hillsdale College website.)

Articles of Association

College Presidents

Coat of Arms

Alma Mater

Additional College History

Professors of the Year

Daugherty Award Recipients

Additional Digital Collections

William F. Buckley, Jr. Online Archive

George E. Durell Online Archive


Archives and Special Collections Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 5 PM, and by appointment

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