The YHC Archives
The YHC Archives exist to collect the institutional history and memory of Young Harris College. Persons interested in the history of YHC come to the Library for general information, or use the contact information below to get assistance with their inquiry. In the future the Library staff hopes to have a YHCyclopedia online.
Merle Mann Artifact Collection
On display in the Duckworth Library are approximately 5000 pieces of Native American artifacts which were a gift of Mr. Merle Mann in 1950. He collected items from all over the United States. These items are displayed in the lobby and on both floors of the Library.
Byron Herbert Reece Collection
Byron Herbert Reece was born in Choestoe, Union County Georgia, and lived all of his life in this area. He achieved critical acclaim, if limited commercial success, for his poetry and his novels. While writing and farming, he was also a student and on the faculty of Young Harris College. He was employed by the College at the time of his death. The collection includes letter, realia, and his personal book collection.
Theatre Young Harris Collection
The Library holds copies of the productions of the Theatre Department of Young Harris College since 1978, including the Children’s Theatre productions. We also house playbills, programs and other items related to the rich history of Theatre at YHC.
Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project
The Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project is a joint effort between the Library and Dr. B. Lee March, Professor of Political Science at YHC. The Project, one of the largest in the South, collects recorded interviews with Vietnam Veterans as a way of preserving their stories and experiences for future generations.
Ogletree Lincolniana Collection
The Ogletree Lincolniana Collection was donated in 2003 by the Rev. David Ogletree. This collection has over 1500 books, pamphlets, pictures, stamps, and other items representing America’s fascination with Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the main floor of the library.
Bert Lance Presidential Signature Collection
Mr. Bert Lance of the Young Harris College Board of Trustees has placed his collection of signatures by U.S. Presidents on loan to the Library. The collection includes every president from George Washington to George W. Bush, as well as personal memorabilia from Mr. Lance's career in public service.
Collections are open to the public during regular business hours or by appointment. For further information, contact Debra March at 706-379-5196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.