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.


Due to limited staffing, the Archives will be closed until after Labor Day.  We anticipate the Archives will be open to researchers by appointment only beginning the week of September 6, 2021. 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 archival database. Please note that only a small percentage of material held by the Archives is currently cataloged. 

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. Consult the Library Director for more information, including a finding aid that will allow researchers to search an index to the Mills Collection.

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.