The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Stillman College. Sheppard Library
P.O. Box 1430
Repository URL: http://www.stillman.edu/sheppard-library.html
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 Stillman College are held at this repository.
Repository description (extant): William H. Sheppard Library was completed in 1956 and houses approximately 117,550 books, journals and media materials. The library also provides access to a variety of electronic databases. The media area contains curriculum materials , a listening room for classical music, and a preview/viewing classroom. These facilities provide learning resources such as CDs, DVDs, video tapes, films, slides, computer software, laminating equipment, LCD, Opaque and overhead projectors, televisions, VCRs, electronic boards, scanners and vinyl recordings. Special collections include the Martha L. O'Rourke African-American Collection and a microfilm collection of materials from the Schomberg Collection of Negro Life and History. The library subscribes to newspapers and American and foreign periodicals subscriptions from various sections of the nation. The College Archives is also located in the library. Dr. William H. Sheppard for whom the building was named, completed his training for the ministry at Stillman in 1887, and with Samuel B. Lapsley founded the missionary work of the Presbyterian Church in the Congo (now Zaire). In 1989 the Ashel and Merle Jackson Communications Complex was annexed to the facility. The library is a member of cooperative programs with the University of Alabama Libraries.
Repository type: University Special Collection
Alabama Center for Higher Education statewide oral history project [Stillman College]