The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
LeMoyne-Owen College. Hollis F. Price Library. College Archives
807 Walker Avenue
Email: [email protected]
Repository URL: http://www.loc.edu/academic-affairs/library/default.asp
Repository code: tmlo
Repository description (extant): The Hollis F. Price Library was named after Dr. Hollis Freeman Price (1941-1982) the first African American President of LeMoyne-Owen College. The award winning architecturally outstanding facility features a mosaic mural by Ben Shahn. In additional to a collection of books, periodicals, videos, CD's and vertical file clippings, the Hollis F. Price Library has online databases, access to the internet and DVD-ROM workstations. The Library of Congress Classification System is used to locate materials. The Hollis F. Price Library is staffed by five professional librarians, a library administrative associate, one full-time library assistant and two part-time library assistants
The Hollis F. Price Library houses a collection of more than 85,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 375 periodicals. The library provides open-stack access to the entire collection. Study seating for 300 is available at tables and in individual carrels adjacent to the book stacks. The library is open six days per week while classes are in session. The library's Sweeney Collection is a rich, special collection of books by and about African Americans, focusing on twentieth century American literature, poetry, and history. The collection includes many first editions.
The library also houses the College archives, materials that document LeMoyne-Owen College's history. The archives include the papers of past College presidents, faculty members, and alumni. The library has established reciprocal and bilateral-lateral agreements with the University of Memphis and Southwest Tennessee Community College to share use of the respective collections by students, faculties, and staff of the institutions.
Repository type: University Special Collection
[LeMoyne-Owen College oral history collection]