The Winston-Salem State University Archives is the official repository for records documenting the historical, administrative and social legacy of the university.
The Winston-Salem State University Archives primary mission is to identify, collect, preserve and make available: official non-current university records, historical records and objects of enduring value, and personal papers of alumni, faculty and staff that support scholarly research and the curricular strengths of Winston-Salem State University.
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.