Use of the Collections

The C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives is located within the Hankey Center. Archived materials are housed in secure, temperature- and humidity-controlled stack areas for the preservation of special materials. Due to the uniqueness of our archival materials, they do not circulate outside of the Hankey Center. Procedures for use are designed to ensure proper handling of materials consistent with our commitment to preserving our collections for future generations.

The  Archives has a growing number of finding aids available to search online. Just click the "Search the Archives" link in the left-hand navigation to view our searchable database! Not all collections have finding aids available at this point, and not all collection items can be viewed. Some records in the C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives have restrictions placed on them for various reasons that include privacy, state and federal regulations, and issues of fragility and preservation. These restrictions are usually noted in the various access tools available to researchers. If you have questions, please contact the Archives for more information.

Visiting the Archives

You are encouraged to visit the C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives to conduct research or just to view our wonderful collections! The Reading Room is equipped with tables and outlets.  Wireless internet access is available for wireless devices. A public computer terminal is also accessible for  searching the College Library Catalog and viewing other online resources.

Photocopying, scanning or photographing materials in the Archives is done by the staff.


Amy Ensley, M.S.
Director of the Hankey Center
(717) 262-2562

Annika Dowd
Research Associate
(717) 262-2049

Hours and Location

The reading room of the C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives and the Wilson Archival Collections are open for research use Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. It is suggested that all visitors call or email in advance to be certain that staff is available. Please contact us at or 717-262-2049 to set up a research appointment. Closed all campus holidays.

The Hankey Center is located on the north end of campus along Rt. 11. See Campus Map for location and directions.