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General Information

Wilberforce University’s Scarborough Archives, located on the lower floor of the library, serves to preserve and make accessible the contributions and significance of Wilberforce University to its community, the State of Ohio, the United States, and the world. It is a closed research collection of institutional memories highlighting the contributions of Wilberforceans and the environs. It is available by appointment only. 

Hours of Operation

Spring 2024

Day Time
Sunday Closed

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



*The archives are closed for holidays, breaks, mandatory meetings, and any other time the campus is closed.


Reference Questions*
Archival Questions*
Director of Library Services: Sam Johnson
Archivist: Desmond Bolden 




Finding Aids

This box contains the finding aids for processed and catalogued collections within the archive. Links will be added as collections are finished and documented. There are many items, objects, and collections that are unprocessed or not ready for a public display of their contents. For these collections without hyper-links, please email for additional information.

Please use the links to navigate to the finding aids.

WU ARC 2022-01: Levi Jenkins Coppin Collection

WU ARC 2022-02: Wilberforce-Central State Split

WU ARC 2022-03: William Sanders Scarborough Collection

WU ARC 2022-04: Dr. Charles Wesley Collection

WU ARC 2022-05: Wilberforce University Yearbook Collection

WU ARC 2022-06: The Jerry D. Lindsey Materials

WU ARC 2022-07: The Daniel Payne Collection

WU ARC 2022-08: The Thurston Jamison Collection

WU ARC 2022-09: The Dr. Charles L. Hill Collection

WU ARC 2022-10: The Leonidas Berry Collection

WU ARC 2022-11: Central State and Payne Seminary Materials

WU ARC 2022-12: M. Wright Brailey Materials

WU ARC 2022-13: Reverdy C. Ransom Collection

WU ARC 2022-14: Valena Randolph Materials

WU ARC 2023-01: Rembert E. Stokes Collection

WU ARC 2023-02: Charles Dean Papers

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