Archives & Special Collections

Archives & Special Collections
Preserve the Memory

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 contact Debra March at (706) 379-5196 or fill out this contact form to get assistance with their inquiry.

Collections are open to the public during regular business hours or by appointment.

Special Archives

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 The Byron Herbert Reece Collection includes letters, unpublished poetry, regalia, and his personal book collection.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.