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.Special Collections & Archives: About Collections

Introduction to Booth Library's Special Collections - visiting, search tools, collections, etc.


Booth Library’s Special Collections & Archives (SCA) supports the goals of D&E by organizing, preserving and providing access to primary research materials of enduring value in support of the academic mission of the College, the educational and research needs of Davis & Elkins College curriculum, and the research community at large.

What is collected?

The print archival collections include:

  • Papers and photographs from founding families Davis & Elkins.
  • D&E College materials and publications such as yearbooks, newspapers and catalogs, some dating back to the college’s founding.
  • Faculty publications.
  • Jim and Ola Comstock Collection which includes the Pearl S. Buck Collection.
  • Selective collection of books on the history of Elkins, Randolph County (W.V.), and West Virginia.