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About Archives

The Wilkes University Archives selects, preserves, and makes available records that document the programs, people, and history of Wilkes University and the Wyoming Valley.  The Archives also seeks to educate members of the Wilkes community and the public about the university’s history, by providing access to the collections and contributing to campus cultural events and publications. The archives provides educational opportunities for students so that they can learn the research process and develop skills that will prepare them to enter the workforce.

Our collection currently consists of University publications and the papers of Wilkes faculty, staff, administration, and board members.  Highlights include papers from the Flood Recovery Task Force, the Wilkes University Institute of Regional Affairs, and the Gilbert McClintock Collection, which includes records documenting the early history of the Wyoming Valley and the Revolutionary War.

The archives is actively seeking to grow our collections and welcomes donations pertaining to Wilkes activities and history.  For more information please contact Elizabeth Sullivan.

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