Under the direction of Olin C. and Marjorie Bailey Library, the Hendrix College
Archives & Special Collections serves as the repository for material documenting
the history and legacy of Hendrix College. Its mission is to collect, appraise,
arrange, preserve, and provide access to materials of enduring historical, legal,
fiscal, and/or administrative value relevant to understanding the mission, history,
and activities of Hendrix College, its faculty, staff, and students. To accomplish
this task the Archives is committed to:
- Providing adequate facilities for the preservation and retention of such
- Promoting knowledge of the origins, endeavors, activities, and programs
of the College.
- Making available materials to encourage and facilitate scholarly research
Due to limited staffing, the Archives is open to researchers by
appointment only. Please contact Library Director, Britt Anne Murphy,
or call (501) 450-1288 to set up an appointment.
Finding Materials in the Archives
Researchers looking for information regarding collections (including finding
aids, digitized photographs, the Stebbins rare book collection, and the Hendrix
Murphy Foundation digitized videos) held by the Hendrix College Archives should
consult the archival database.
Please note that only a small percentage of material held by the Archives is currently
cataloged, and that more material is being added daily.
For material specifically related to the Arkansas United Methodist Church, please
Arkansas United Methodist Archives page for more information.
The Mills Collection contains more than 900 boxes of correspondence, pamphlets,
and photographs spanning the former U.S. representative's thirty-eight years in
Congress. This collection covers 1957-1975, the period of time when Mills chaired the powerful House Ways
and Means Committee. A replica of his office is in the Mills Center for the
Social Sciences. Consult the Library Director for more information, including a
that will allow researchers to search an index to the Mills Collection.
The Mills Collection and office is open to researchers by appointment only.
Please contact Library Director, Britt Anne Murphy,
or call (501) 450-1288 to set up an appointment or for further information.