What We Do
The mission of the University Archives is to appraise, collect, organize, describe, preserve, and provide access to University records which document the heritage of Taylor University since its inception as Fort Wayne Female College in 1846. University records reflect the academic, administrative, artistic, athletic, recreational, and spiritual activities of Taylor's faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The facility also serves as a repository for special collections donated by alumni, faculty, and patrons of Taylor University.
The Archives serves the University by supporting administrative and academic programs. It also promotes the research of Taylor's documentary heritage by students, faculty, staff, alumni, historians, and the general public. Furthermore, the Archives encourages an awareness of Taylor's history through exhibits and publications which utilize University records and special collections.