About the Archives
The Winston-Salem State University Archives is the official repository for records documenting the historical, administrative and social legacy of the university. The primary mission of the archive is to identify, acquire, manage, preserve and make available to patrons, University records and personal papers of enduring value.
The Winston-Salem State University Archives collection will be useful to scholars and researchers in the following areas of study:
- Normal and industrial education in the South
- African American higher education (early 20th century)
- Segregation in higher education
- Collegiate athletics in the Jim Crow South
- WSSU Buildings and grounds
The offices, departments and schools that comprise Winston-Salem State University transfer non-current records (materials usually five or more years old) to the archives where they are processed and made available to users.
Materials in the Winston-Salem State University Archives are non-circulating and available for in-house use by the WSSU campus community and the general public. Researchers coming to the Archives must present a picture identification and register to use materials. No appointment is required to use the archives during regular operating hours; however, due to limited staffing all users are strongly encouraged to make an appointment before coming to the archives.