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WCU Archives: Finding Aids

Record Groups Finding Aids

Record Groups are used to organize items in the William Carey University Archives.  There are 9 Record Groups as follows:

  • RG1 -- Personal Papers: Items pertaining to the life and work of WCU administrators, faculty, and staff.
  • RG2 -- Administration: Items generated by various administrative offices and departments of WCU in the course of their University-related functions.
  • RG3 -- Academics: Items generated by the various academic offices and departments of WCU in the course of their University-related functions.
  • RG4 -- Committees: Items generated by the various committees of WCU in the course of their University-related functions.
  • RG5 -- Events: Items pertaining to various events hosted by the University.
  • RG6 -- Student Life: Items generated by various student life organizations in the course of their University-related activities.
  • RG7 -- Special Collections: Items pertaining to the provenance, organization, and disposition of various special collections housed on the campus of the University.
  • RG8 -- Athletics: Items pertaining to the activities and the WCU athletic department in the course of their University-related endeavors.
  • RG9 -- Publications: Items published, both officially and unofficially, by the University.

Please see the document below titled "Organization of Record Groups" for an exhaustive list of Record Groups and corresponding subgroups.  Additional finding aids are available for selected Record Groups as shown below.

Historical Manuscripts Finding Aids

Historical Manuscript Collections are those that are not directly related to the output of William Carey University and its students, faculty, and staff.  These collections may pertain to local history, Baptist history, or other topics of general interest.  All historical manuscript collection numbers are preceded by the letter “M” (for “manuscript”) and are assigned simply in order of acquisition.