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University Archives: Home

Collections contained in the University Archives and how to access them.

Archive Collections

  • University Records
  • Photographs
  • Manuscripts related to the College/University
  • Course Catalogs
  • Yearbooks
  • Student Newspapers
  • Directory
  • University Publications
  • Virginia Beach History

Consult the finding aid in the Archive Room or contact Dr. Stephen Mansfield for questions about specific materials under these broad categories.


University Archives

The Archive was renamed on April 4, 2013, as the Stephen S. Mansfield Archives, in honor of Dr. Stephen Mansfield, who for over 40 years has served as a professor of history, Vice-president for Academic Affairs and Kenneth R. Perry Dean of the College, and University Archivist.  In retirement, Dr. Mansfield continues to maintain the archive and its collections.

Dr. Mansfield is known locally for his history Princess Anne County and Virginia Beach:  A Pictorial History (1989) and his history of Virginia Wesleyan College, Wisdom Lights the Way:  Virginia Wesleyan College's First Half-Century (2010).

Access to the archive may be arranged by advance appointment with Dr. Mansfield at  In the event Dr. Mansfield is not available, please contact to schedule.  The archive is located in the Hofheimer Library on the second floor.

University Archivist

Dr. Stephen Mansfield, University Archivist

Hofheimer Library


Research Librarian

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Stephen Leist
Liaison to the Birdsong School of Social Sciences