JBU's History

The John Brown University Archives Office exists to further the public's understanding of the origins, programs and goals of John Brown University.

While most of our collections exist to promote research and scholarship, the archives staff is ready to address the questions of anyone interested in even the smallest fragment of JBU history. We regularly address inquiries concerning genealogical research, local history and alumni information. An increasing number of our services are free of charge.

Archives is located on the first floor of the Education building, in LRC 150. The archives area is comprised of several rooms:

  • The Archives Display room is a spacious, climate-controlled display area for the university's artifacts. The room includes a timeline of JBU's history, rare books, plus permanent exhibits of a number of pieces from the archives' collections. In addition, special exhibits are displayed at various times throughout the year. 
  • The display room also contains a desk, a computer and a microfiche reader for visitors' research needs.
  • Next to the display room are three offices: the Archives Coordinator's office, a storage room and a work study office.

Visitors are welcome at any time during our office hours, but are advised to call ahead.

Marikit Schwartz Fain
JBU Archives Coordinator

John Brown University Archives
2000 West University
Siloam Springs, AR  72761

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