The Archives of Messiah University contains the official records of the University's governing boards, administrative and educational departments, and student organizations.
Select materials will be made available on this site to represent the rich university collections dating back the the university's founding in 1909.
Messiah University received its charter in 1909. Founded by the Brethren in Christ Church, its orientation to Christian service is reflected in its first name—Messiah Bible School and Missionary Training Home. Originally located in Harrisburg, the school was moved to Grantham in 1911 following the construction of Old Main. The campus is on land donated by the University's first president, Samuel Rogers Smith, whose house and various business interests were in the village of Grantham.