The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
5500 Myron Massey Blvd.
Repository URL: https://www.miles.edu/student-services/4/Learning-Resource-Center-
Repository description (CRHP): According to the published report of the Alabama Center for Higher Education Statewide Oral History Project, the original sound recordings compiled by Miles College are held at this repository.
Repository description (extant): This facility opened for service on February 13, 1978 and was officially dedicated on October 17, 1978. The Learning Resources Center is named in honor of Bishop Chester Arthur Kirkendoll, then presiding Bishop of the Fifth Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Miles College. The Center embodies the concept of integrated support services and enrichment to the instructional program of the College by providing information in a variety of styles and formats.
The collection numbers more than 90,000 volumes including books, bound periodicals and a growing collection of multimedia materials and equipment. The facility has the capability of housing more than 200,000 volumes and seating more than 750.
To facilitate effective use of the LRC, personal assistance and guidance are also provided by the staff to faculty and students any time the LRC is open. The LRC HANDBOOK, available at all service desks, should be referred to for a more detailed description of LRC services and regulations.
Repository type: University Special Collection
Alabama Center for Higher Education statewide oral history project [Miles College]