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Welcome to the Lincoln University Archives and Ethnic Studies Libguide

The University Archives/Ethnic Studies Center is located on the third floor of Inman E. Page Library. It serves as the official repository for the historical records and documents of Lincoln University of Missouri. The Archives strives to preserve the University's history while providing access to the materials for users throughout the institution and in the community.  In addition, the Archives promotes cultural awareness by supporting ethnic-related lectures and exhibits, as well as, by displaying archival artifacts and art.The University Archives/Ethnic Studies Center is located on the third floor of Inman E. Page Library. It serves as the official repository for the historical records and documents of Lincoln University of Missouri. The Archives strives to preserve the University's history while providing access to the materials for users throughout the institution and in the community.  In addition, the Archives promotes cultural awareness by supporting ethnic-related lectures and exhibits, as well as, by displaying archival artifacts and art.

The Vault

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Mission Statement

The Lincoln University Archives /Ethnic Studies Center at Inman E. Page Library has been in operation since 1978, serving the Lincoln Community by providing stewardship to Lincoln’s  heritage.

The mission of the Archives/Ethnic Studies Center is to maintain, preserve and make accessible the holdings and heritage of Lincoln University. In addition, it is the goal the Archives/Ethnic Studies Center to provide educational and cultural programs, presentations and exhibits to promote the history of the institution.

 

Lincoln Lore

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The life of Mallalieu Sprillmeyer Woolfolk was one of great achievements and perseverance. Woolfolk did not enter high school until the age of 18 years old and only completed three years. For the next seven years, Woolfolk worked, helping his family during the Great Depression.

At 28, he enrolled in Lincoln University High School and earned his diploma in 1935. That fall, he entered L. U., majoring in Education and graduating with honors, three years later. He received his Masters in Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1940 and went on to become a member of one of America’s most distinguished fighting forces; the Tuskegee Airmen.

After the war, he earned a law degree and began a career as an attorney; becoming one of the most prominent Civil Rights lawyers in New York City. Mr Woolfolk passed away in 1998.

Vision Statement

The University Archives/Ethnic Studies Center aspires to be a leading institution in African/Black American research, specifically in the area of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

History of the Archives/Ethnic Studies Center

The University Archives/Ethnic Studies Center was established by the University’s Program (Administration and Faculty in 1978 under a grant from the Advanced Institutions Development AIDP) of the United States Office of Education. In 1997, the department’s function expanded to serve as the official repository of the University

Archives/Ethnic Studies Information

Fall and Spring Session Hours
Monday 8am-8pm
Tuesday-Friday     8am-5pm
Saturday     Closed
Sunday     Closed
Summer Session Hours
Monday-Thursday 7:30am-6pm
Friday-Saturday

Closed

Sunday Closed

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Staff                

                                                                              

Mark Schleer, University Archivist

phone: 573-681-5510

email:schleerm@lincolnu.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                       

Ithaca Bryant, Asst. to Archivist

phone: 573-681-5514

email: bryanti@lincolnu.edu

 

Mailing Address

Lincoln University Archives/Ethnic Studies Center
712 Lee Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101                                                                                                                                                                                      email:archives@lincolnu.edu

Webpage: https://bluetigerportal.lincolnu.edu/web/library/library-services/archives-and-special-collections