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The Randolph-Macon College Archives

photo of two freshment students wearing beanies in front of Randolph-Macon College historical highway marker


The Randolph-Macon College Archives include materials dating from the founding of the college to the present, including books, documents and papers, publications, newspapers, microfilm and microfiche, drawings, photographs, scrapbooks, blueprints, films, oral histories, and objects and artifacts.


In addition to official college records, presidents’ papers, publications from the College’s long tradition of literary and debating societies, yearbooks, and other documents from College offices and student organizations, the collection includes the first diploma awarded by the school in 1835; student diaries, scrapbooks, and historical sketches; films and audio recordings such as the film of the college’s centennial celebration in 1930, including an early football game; and R-MC branded commemorative memorabilia, including a cigar band dating from the 1920s, hatpins and stickpins, pocket watches, watch fobs, medallions, freshman beanies, pillow covers, pennants, bookends, and many other items.