Millersville University Archives and Special Collections collects and preserves a large collection of photos, historical records, memorabilia, rare books, and other documents relating to the University and Lancaster county. The collection is comprised of the University Archives and Special Collections.

The University Archives includes records, photos, and artifacts produced by Millersville University. Special Collections includes manuscripts, rare books, broadsides, prints, maps, and oral histories. Our collections are particularly strong in the history of education, Pennsylvania German history, culture, and printing, as well as a growing collection in African American history and women’s history.

Research assistance is available for members of the Millersville University community, visiting scholars, and the general public. Anyone interested in conducting research using our collections is welcome. Please contact us with your areas of research interest, check out the extensive resources on our website, and explore our digital collections in the Millersville University Repository & Digital Archives.

We are here to help you with your research!

Summer Hours:

Monday: 10am – 5pm
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm

Contact Information

McNairy Library and Learning Forum
Room 803
Millersville University
(717) 871-7134

Frank Vitale
University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
(717) 871-7133

Ashley Sherman
Archives & Special Collections Technician
(717) 871-7132