The library also administers the Fishburn Archives, located in the Academic Underground, which consists of manuscripts, print material, photographs, scrapbooks, art work, and artifacts including furniture, sports trophies and textiles, documenting the founding and history of Park University and Parkville, Missouri. Access to archived materials is available by appointment.
The University's Archivist, Carolyn McHenry Elwess (Class of 1971), has authored a number of essays related to the history of Park University. One of these essays is published online at the link below and celebrates the 2018 centennial anniversary of Copley-Thaw Hall.
The university's history is well chronicled in this book, Fides et Labor: 140 Years of Pioneering Education. The Story of Park University. Copies of this book are available for loan at the Norrington Center and for purchase at the website link below.
For over a century, Park students compiled and edited The Narva yearbooks that chronicled the lives and events of the college and university. These yearbooks are now digitized and accessible through the Internet Archive, for page-by-page browsing or keyword searching at the following link, followed by a link to the history of The Narva.