Olin C. Bailey Library

Hendrix Archives & Special Collections

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 records.
  • Promoting knowledge of the origins, endeavors, activities, and programs of the College.
  • Making available materials to encourage and facilitate scholarly research of collections.


The Archives are open on Thursdays from 12-3 p.m.  Access outside those hours is available by appointment. Please email Archivist Tina Murdock 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 cataloged.  THIS DATABASE IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ONLY ON-CAMPUS.

For material specifically related to the Arkansas United Methodist Church, please see the Arkansas United Methodist Archives page for more information.

Mills Library

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 Social Sciences.

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. If you have difficulty viewing or downloading the finding aid, you may wish to try a different browser and/or check your browser's security settings.

The Mills Collection and office is open to researchers by appointment only. Please contact Archivist Tina Murdock or call (501) 450-4558 to set up an appointment or for further information.