Location, office hours, staff & contact information

Duggan Library
121 Scenic Drive
P.O. Box 287 Hanover, IN
Tel: (812) 866-7181 or (812) 866-7182 Fax: (812) 866-7172

Reading Room Hours

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY; please contact

Staff & Contact Information

Robert Moore
(812) 866-7182,

General Information


Most materials in the Joseph Wood Evans Memorial Special Collections and Archives Center are open for use by the general public, Hanover College faculty, students and alumnae. The Archives and Special Collections collects, organizes, preserves and provides access to collections related to all aspects of Hanover College, the governing body and local parishes of the Presbyterian Church in southern Indiana, the Civil War, and the general history of the surrounding region. The books in Special Collections cover many topics including the Civil War, Indiana history, and local genealogy. There are also many historic bibles, theological texts, publications by Indiana authors, and other works focusing on geography and evolutionary science. In order to properly ensure the long-term accessibility and preservation of these collections, they do not circulate, and must be used by researchers in the designated Reading Room in accordance with the regulations specified below.

Mission Statement and Collection Development Policy

  • To collect, organize and preserve materials of enduring intellectual value in all formats created by administrators, alumnae, benefactors, donors, faculty, staff, and students of Hanover College.

  • To acquire, through donation or purchase, first or early editions of literary works, books written by Indiana authors, material about Hanover College or books about people affiliated with the College, local, regional and state history, religious texts, world geography or the Civil War.

  • To support research, teaching and the intellectual integrity of Hanover College publications by making available and encouraging the use of archival collections by the College community and the general public.

  • To promote knowledge and understanding of the history, student life, academic goals and vision of Hanover College.

  • Encourage public awareness and the importance of preserving materials relevant to Hanover College and the surrounding community.

Old Classic Hall, circa 1900

Old Classic Hall, circa 1900