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About the Archives


The Department of Archives and Special Collections acquires, preserves, and makes accessible unique and rare materials documenting the history of Rollins College and the Central Florida community.

Hours and Location

The Department of Archives and Special Collections is located on the first floor of Olin Library (Olin 151).

We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Archival visits are currently suspended until further notice; for research inquiries, please contact

Faculty and Staff

Wenxian Zhang
Head of Archives

Rachel Walton
Digital Archivist & Records Manager

Alyssa Windsor
Archivist & Digital Services Coordinator


The Department of Archives and Special Collections was founded in 1933 as the Department of College Archives.  It was formally established in 1954 by the Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of President Hugh McKean.  In 1985, it was merged with Special Collections and renamed the Department of Archives and Special Collections.  The Department's location changed several times until it was moved to its current location in the Olin Library in 1998.

Collection Development

The Department collects non-current College records and current and retrospective materials in all forms and in subject areas that support the teaching and research needs of the users of the Olin Library.  Materials are acquired through purchase or gift, in accordance with the Department’s Guidelines for Collection Development (PDF).  For information concerning donations, please contact the Head of Archives and Special Collections, Wenxian Zhang.