The University Archives housed in the Jennie King Mellon Library at Chatham University serves to collect, preserve, and make available records and information of continuing value to the Chatham community. These materials document the history and growth of Chatham University from a small women's college to a thriving coeducational institution and highlight the activities of Chatham's faculty, staff, students, and alumni. In support of the university's educational mission, we strive to work closely with faculty and provide students with opportunities to learn about the research value of archival materials.
The mission of Special Collections is to identify, preserve, and provide access to and reference assistance for rare, fragile, and unique materials held by the Jennie King Mellon Library, including materials of considerable scholarly, cultural, or monetary value. The mission of library staff in acquiring and maintaining these materials is to support research and instruction at Chatham University as well as the integrity of our subject specific collections.