For more information about Rollins' rich history, please visit the following pages:

Digital Archives Collection

The Rollins Digital Archives house a searchable collection of photographs, texts, and items of unique interest about Rollins College from its historical beginnings to the present day. To view Rollins history through images, please visit the digital archives collection.

Oral History Collection

The Rollins College Oral History Collection is home to several interviews conducted by a team of students, with faculty advisors Wenxian Zhang, professor and head of archives and special collections at Olin Library and Professor Emeritus of History Jack C. Lane. To hear the interviews and read biographies about some of the College’s most prominent personalities, please visit the oral history collection.

Golden Personalities Archive

Hamilton Holt, Rollins’ eighth president, coined the term "golden personalities" to refer to the "men and women of learning whose sole love was teaching, who enjoyed associating with young people, individuals with noble characters."  Faculty leaders Wenxian Zhang and Assistant Professor of History Julian Chambliss were joined by a team of students as they worked to compile profiles and histories of the Golden Personalities of Rollins College and Winter Park. To read more about these local icons, please visit the golden personalities archive.

News Center

The Rollins News Center provides up-to-date information about what's going on at Rollins. To learn about recent events and achievements, please visit the News Center.

Other Resources
Winter Park Public Library Online Collections


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Hamilton Holt and Thomas Edison at Rollins College

President Hamilton Holt (r.) welcomes inventor Thomas Edison to Rollins College.

Rita Bornstein, Fred Rogers, Rollins College

President Rita Bornstein stands by as alumnus Fred Rogers '51 '74H adds his stone to the Walk of Fame.