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Park University Library

Fishburn Archives and Special Collections

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.

Histories of Park University

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.

Narva Yearbooks Digital Collection

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.

Archives Contact & Maps

Fishburn Archives
Park University
8700 NW River Park Dr., CMB 61
Parkville, MO 64152

Carolyn Elwess
Archivist / Class of 1971
(816) 584-6891

Park University - McAfee Memorial Library
8700 NW River Park Drive, Box 61 - Parkville, MO - 64152
Phone: (816) 584-6285
Toll-free: (800) 270-4347