Heritage Room

The purpose of the Lora McMahon King Heritage Room is to acquire, preserve, and make available for use items related to the history of Union College, College View Church, the College View community, and Seventh-day Adventism with emphasis on the Mid-America Union. This collection includes books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, photographs, Union College archives, personal papers, and artifacts.  Heritage Room services are available to Union College students and employees as well as alumni and the general public.

Using the Heritage Room

The Heritage Room collections are housed in a closed stacks area.  Generally, cataloged items such as books, periodicals, and other published items may be retrieved for researchers by any library staff member during regular library hours.  Photographs, manuscripts, and other archival materials are available by appointment with the Heritage Room librarian (currently the library director).  All researchers will be asked to abide by the Heritage Room and Collection Usage Policy and to complete the Patron Sign-in and Log Sheet each time they visit.


Locating Heritage Room Resources

Periodicals, books, and other published material may be searched for in the Library Catalog.  Cataloged items in the Heritage Room have call numbers beginning with the prefix G and a location designation of Heritage.

Manuscript and archival collections which have been processed can be found through the lists of completed registers.

Photographs may be searched in two different databases:

Many photographs in are not yet included in either database. Please contact the Heritage Room staff if you cannot find what you are looking for in either of these databases.

Archival collections for two Union College student publications are also avialable:

Union College institutional archives may be used only with the permission of the office from which the documents originated.  The Retrieval Request form is used to facilitate requests.  Please contact the Heritage Room librarian for information about policies and procedures relating to the use of institutional archives.


Obtaining Document Copies

Please consult with a library staff member prior to photocopying Heritage Room items.  Some material is very fragile and can be irrepairably damaged by photocopying.  If an item is deemed too fragile for photocopying, researchers may complete a Request for Duplication Form and Heritage Room staff will determine the best method for making copies.  To request copies of photographs, please use the Visual Image Order Form.


Institutional Archives

The information on this page is intended to assist Union College staff and faculty in managing and organizing old records in preparation for deposit in the Heritage Room.  Prior to beginning any archival project, please consult with the Heritage Room librarian.




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