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"There is nothing new in the world, except the history you do not know."

Harry S. Truman

Our students begin with coursework focused on the histories of western civilizations and the United States, honing fundamental skills such as source analysis and the creation of evidence-based analytical arguments. They build on that foundation by taking a variety of courses in US, European, and world history to demonstrate a breadth of understanding about how historical processes can be evaluated in varying geographic and chronological contexts. 

Special Collections

Special Collections at Stanley Library

Special Collections feature the following:

  • Ferrum College Archives
  • Several stacks of uncataloged material
  • A collection on Franklin County
  • Ferrum Methodist Archive
  • The Governor Thomas Stanley Archive
  • The T. Keister Greer Archive
  • The Marshall Wingfield Collection
  • A notable amount of Arial photographs of both the college and surrounding county
  • The Stillwell Collection

If any of these interest you, please check out the Special Collections link above, or see Danny Adams!