Under the direction of Olin C. and Marjorie Bailey Library, the Hendrix College
Archives & Special Collections serves as the repository for material documenting
the history and legacy of Hendrix College. Its mission is to collect, appraise,
arrange, preserve, and provide access to materials of enduring historical, legal,
fiscal, and/or administrative value relevant to understanding the mission, history,
and activities of Hendrix College, its faculty, staff, and students. To accomplish
this task the Archives is committed to:
- Providing adequate facilities for the preservation and retention of such
- Promoting knowledge of the origins, endeavors, activities, and programs
of the College.
- Making available materials to encourage and facilitate scholarly research
Due to staffing issues, the Archives has limited services. Currently the Archives is open to the Hendrix community by
appointment only. At this time we are unable to accommodate off-campus requests. Please contact library director Britt Anne Murphy,
or call (501) 450-1288 for more information.
Finding Materials in the Archives
Researchers looking for information regarding collections (including finding
aids, digitized photographs, the Stebbins rare book collection, and the Hendrix
Murphy Foundation digitized videos) held by the Hendrix College Archives should
consult the Hendrix Archives database.
Please note that only a small percentage of material held by the Archives is currently
For material specifically related to the Arkansas United Methodist Church, please
Arkansas United Methodist Archives page for more information.
The Mills Collection contains more than 900 boxes of correspondence, pamphlets,
and photographs spanning the former U.S. representative's thirty-eight years in
Congress. This collection covers 1957-1975, the period of time when Mills chaired the powerful House Ways
and Means Committee. A replica of his office is in the Mills Center for the
The Mills Collection can be searched using a finding aid, an excel spreadsheet that allows researchers to identify resources of interest. Follow this link to download a copy of the finding aid.
The Mills Collection and office is open to researchers by appointment only.
Please contact library director Britt Anne Murphy or call (501) 450-1288 to set up an appointment or for further information.