Heritage Room


The purpose of the Lora McMahon King Heritage Room is to acquire, preserve, and make available for use items related to the history of Union College, College View Church, the College View community, and Seventh-day Adventism with emphasis on the Mid-America Union. This collection includes books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, photographs, Union College archives, personal papers, and artifacts. Heritage Room services are available to Union College students and employees as well as alumni and the general public.

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Locating Heritage Room Resources

Periodicals, books, and other published material may be searched for in the Library Catalog. Cataloged items in the Heritage Room have call numbers beginning with the prefix G and a location designation of Heritage.

Registers of three-dimensional artifacts which have been processed into the Heritage Room collections.

Registers for collections of material from Adventist institutions primarily in the Mid America Union (including former Central and Northern Unions), entities of local College View, Nebraska, and Union College material not included in official institutional records.

Registers for collections of personal and family papers gifted to Union College which have been processed.

With an emphasis on photographs, the Union College Heritage Collections database also includes a small number of textual items. Many photographs are not yet available online. Please contact the Heritage Room staff if you cannot find what you are looking for.

A collaborative project of the Nebraska Library Commission, Nebraska Memories includes 107 photographs from Union College. Many photographs are not yet available online. Please contact the Heritage Room staff if you cannot find what you are looking for.

The Educational Messenger was Union College's student publication from 1905 to 1926. It is made available online through the Adventist Digital Library.

Union College's current student newspaper, the Clocktower, began publication in February 1927. The online archive currently includes all issues from February 1927 through April 2010.

Union College institutional archives may be used only with the permission of the office from which the documents originated. The Retrieval Request form is used to facilitate requests. Please contact the Heritage Room librarian for information about policies and procedures relating to the use of institutional archives.

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