History Department

Welcome to the History Department!

Summer Work in the Archives

archival itemsHanover students, local volunteers, faculty, and the college archivist are busily preparing for fall term -- sorting, scanning, and cataloging material that will be used in classes next year or for independent research.  This photo shows a small sampling of  what they've been working on: photos of students and staff, an audio cassette from the 1980s, a World War II letter, a political button owned by novelist Judith Moffett, a diary from the 1940s, and a cross-written postcard.   Click on the photo for a closer look, or stop by the archives to see them in person.

Keep in touch!

The history department takes pride in our students' success. We're always glad for you to stop by our offices or email us.  We also share news from the department and interesting historical finds through Facebook.

Ongoing Projects

Founded in 1992, the Hanover Historical Review is a student-edited journal of student scholarship. The HHR Editorial Board welcomes submissions of essays, document transcriptions, and book reviews of a historical nature from any discipline.

A student-faculty-staff team is telling the stories of the first African-American graduates from Hanover College through Learning in Black and White.  We'd love for you to join us -- with research assistance or memories or documents.  Please contact historians@hanover.edu if you can help.

The Hanover Historical Texts Collection is the history department's pioneering project to put primary source documents online. In 1995, we were among the first to digitize historical documents for use in classrooms around the world.  We continue to add to the collection, and we are delighted that researchers, students, and other interested readers use it every day.