Online Collection Guides and Inventories

Online Collection Guides and Inventories

Troy University Collection

West College Street, Troy, Alabama

Record Group 01 (Currently Processing)

Record Group 1 documents the history of Troy University from its establishment as a State Normal School in 1887 to its present status as a university serving undergraduate and graduate students worldwide. This extensive collection is chronologically organized by decade and then by functional grouping.

Community/Regional Collection

Pike County, Alabama, Courthouse

Record Group 02 (Currently Processing)

Record Group 2 documents the history of individuals and public/private organizations that have resided, or have been established, within the immediate geographical area surrounding Troy, Alabama. This collection is organized into 3 main groups: General Records, Church Records, and Public/Private Organizations.

University Leadership

Image of Campus Building

Dr. Charles Bunyan Smith Collection (Unprocessed)

This collection documents the administrative and philanthropic activities of former Troy State College President, Dr. Charles Bunyan Smith. Privacy issues or institutional concerns may limit access to some materials.  Record grouping is undetermined.

Dr. Ralph W. Adams Collection (Unprocessed)

This extensive collection documents the administrative and philanthropic activities of former Troy University President, Dr. Ralph W. Adams. Materials are organized as received from administrative staff to preserve original context. Privacy issues or institutional concerns may limit access to some materials. Record grouping is undetermined.

Faculty & Staff Collections

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Woody Ishmael Collection (Unprocessed)

Woody Ishmael was a a renowned artist and illustrator and instructed many classes at  Troy University in his role as resident artist in the 1970s and 1980s. This collection includes examples of his work and other documents related to his tenure at Troy University. Record grouping is undetermined.

Regional Interest Collections

View of Montgomery, Alabama

Mark I. Pinsky: Drifting Into Darkness  (Unprocessed)

Journalist and author Mark Pinsky's book, Drifting Into Darkness,  was the result of a highly-detailed investigation into a high-profile double-murder case which occurred in an upscale Montgomery, Alabama community on Thanksgiving weekend in 2004. This collection documents his extensive research efforts and the inner workings of the criminal justice system in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Pinsky was a guest speaker at Troy University Library in October, 2022. Some portions of this collection have restricted accessibility per request of the donor. Record grouping is undetermined.