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.

Come visit us in McNairy 803.


Monday – Thursday: 9:00AM – 7:00PM

Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Contact Information

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

Marilyn McKinley Parrish
Special Collections Librarian & University Archivist
(717) 871-7133

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