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Catawba College Library's Archives

The Catawba College Collection

Catawba College Collection The Library is dedicated to preserving Catawba's heritage by mantaining the College's archival records. The Catawba College collection contains documents and artifacts chronicling the school's founding, growth, and relocation.

While not complete, the collection includes some of the following items:

  • Accounts of college presidential inaugurations
  • Trustee reports
  • Departmental records, programs and publications
  • College catalogs
  • Issues of the school paper
  • Records of early student organizations
  • The Student Handbook
  • Photographs of students enriching the campus community

Catawba College Yearbook Archive

Catawba College Yearbook Archive

The Catawba College Library has partnered with the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center to bring the Catawba Community and the world a glimpse into Catawba College's history by digitizing and publishing 81 yearbooks online. The collection contains yearbooks from 1927 until 2010. The yearbook was originally published under the title The Swastika, which was taken from a Native American design found on campus. However the yearbook was rechristened The Sayakini in 1941 as a result of the corruption of the swastika symbol.

View the Catawba College Yearbook Collection Online


Due to the lack of space in the archives building and limited staffing, acccess to archival material must be arranged by appointment. Persons wanting access to archival material may contact Jacquelyn Sims at (704) 637-4379 or to arrange for an appointment or to get additional information about the archive's contents.

The archives contain fragile materials, as a result materials from the archives are not available for check-out.