Archives & Special Collections
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 should come to the Library for general information, or use the contact information below to get assistance with their inquiry.
Merle Mann Artifact Collection
Containing Native American artifacts which were a gift of Mr. Merle Mann in 1950, a portion of the collection is on display on the second floor of the Rollins Campus Center.
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, Reece was also a student and faculty member at Young Harris College until the time of his death in 1958. The Byron Herbert Reece Collection includes letters, unpublished poetry, realia, and his personal book collection.
Ogletree Lincolniana Collection
In 2003, the Rev. David Ogletree donated his collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia to Young Harris College. This collection has over 1,800 books, pamphlets, pictures, stamps, and other items representing America’s fascination with our nation's 16th president. A portion of the collection is on display in the Special Collections Reading Room.
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.