The McKendree University Archives and Museum holds the historical records of the institution as well as those of individuals, families, and organizations affiliated with it. The holdings include archival and manuscript collections, photographs, prints, newspapers, and audiovisual materials. The McKendree Archives and Museum actively collects and preserves these diverse materials for future generations. Furthermore, objects of art and material culture in the museum convey the history of McKendree to students, faculty, alumni, and interested community members. The College Archives and Museum is especially important because it is the major campus repository commemorating and conserving McKendree’s unique history as the oldest college in Illinois.