The Digital Decaturian (1903- June 1951) is now online. Give it a try!
Biography of James Millikin (free online)
Autobiography of Albert Reynolds Taylor (free online)
The University Archives are closed due to
lack of full-time staff and are handling research inquiries on a limited
In unusual circumstances, it may be possible for arrangements to visit
the Archives to be made. If you are in need of accommodations for
using archival materials, or need assistance with a research question relating to Millikin University history, please contact well in advance (more than 24 hours) Amanda Pippitt. In you message, please describe your research interest and your availability.
About the Millikin University Archives
The University Archives exists to collect, arrange, describe, and preserve items that document the history of Millikin University. These items are then made accessible to the public for research purposes.
Included in the University Archives' collections are many records or Millikin University offices, departments, student groups, faculty, and alumni. An extensive photograph and negative collection is also a part of the Archives' collection.
For more specific information about the Archives, or historical information about Millikin University, you are encouraged to select one of the links to the right. Please address any specific questions or concerns about the Archives to Amanda Pippitt, University Archivist.
The University Archives are located on the east end of the first floor of Staley Library in Room 112. Most of the furniture contained in the room comes from the old Gorin Library, Millikin University's first free-standing library building.
The Archives is currently closed due to lack of full-time staff. Research inquiries will only be handled on a limited basis. If you need to contact the Archives by phone, call Amanda Pippitt at 217-424-3957.
Our mailing address is:
University Archives, Staley Library
1184 W. Main Street
Decatur, IL 62522
Amanda Pippitt is the University Archivist. Please contact her with any questions regarding transfer of items to the Archives, questions on the use of the Archives and its policies, or other administrative concerns.