Doane University has a rather extensive collection of archival materials housed within Perkins Library. College founders and early administrators were diligent in their preservation of important documents, photographs, and even some artifacts.
The archival practicum program continues to grow. Students interested in archival, museum, and historic preservation careers take the semester-long course to get hands-on experience working with documents and artifacts. Current projects involve organizing collections and digitizing photos.
Inquiries about the Doane University archives should be directed to the Library, 402.826.8287 or firstname.lastname@example.org. It is best to make an appointment to do research as the collections are not always readily available, and staff may not be able to properly attend to drop-in patrons.