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General Information

Hours of Operation
1:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday Curator's Talk, "Windows Into Heaven" exhibition 5 pm to 6 pm

Reception to follow, sponsored by Friends of the Library 


Please drop by to see our latest exhibition or to peruse the yearbooks.


Appointments strongly recommended if you are planning to do any research.

Please email before you visit.  We are a very small department and we want to ensure that we have the materials you need waiting for you! 

Who We Serve

We are part of a private, liberal arts university, so we serve the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of The University of the South; we also offer access and assistance to the general public.


Useful Links

Sewanee Digital Collections include:

  • Sewanee Purple and other newspapers from 1872-1994
  • Cap and Gown yearbook
  • Photos from the University Archives
  • College Catalogs
  • Trustees Proceedings

You can also access the Sewanee Purple from 1951-present via the Internet Archive. Simply search for "Sewanee Purple."


    Meg Beasley, Interim Archivist

    (931) 598-1844 

    DebbieLee Landi, Director of Univeristy Archives and Special Collections

    (931) 598-1787


    81 Alabama Ave
    Sewanee, TN 37375 

    Archives and Special Collections is located next door to the Jessie Ball duPont Library. For a campus map, click here (we are bulding #61 on the map). 

    Park behind the library (the Georgia Avenue parking lot adjoining the fire hall). Use the walkway to the South (left if facing the library) of the library building. The left fork path will lead to the Archives and Special Collections entrance, which faces North towards the library building.


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