Hanover College Digital Collections

The Digital Collections provides free online access to  items held by the Joseph Wood Evans Memorial Special Collections and Archives Center at Hanover College including a wide selection of letters, diaries, manuscripts, photographs, art, and rare books focused on Hanover College, the Presbyterian Church, local history, Indiana, United States, and international topics. Materials in the Special Collections and Archives Center are open for use by students, faculty, staff, and the public. The Digital Collections represents only a small portion of what is available to in-person researchers.

Statement on Potentially Harmful Content

Some of the content that appears in the historical collections of the Archives and Special Collections at Hanover College reflect the cultural norms and attitudes from the time in which they were created. Some of these items may contain images, language, or points of view that may be considered inappropriate or offensive by modern viewers. These materials do not represent the views and values of Hanover College, the Duggan Library, and the Archives and Special Collections. These materials are important in documenting the past and to understanding historical thoughts and events in their own context. For these reasons, we present these items in their original, unredacted form.

About Hanover College

Located on 650 acres overlooking the Ohio River in southeastern Indiana, Hanover College is a premier, nationally ranked liberal arts institution that has core strengths in the sciences, education and business. Hanover is a challenging and supportive community whose members take responsibility for lifelong inquiry, transformative learning and meaningful service. It is dedicated to creating a distinctive intellectual community within which students are challenged and nurtured to take responsibility for their learning and their lives and to develop their unique abilities to their highest levels. Founded in 1827, Hanover is the oldest private, four-year college in Indiana.