Randolph College Natural History and Archaeology Collections

Randolph introduces new museum and heritage studies major

Students conduct archaeological research on African artifacts.

Beginning in the fall, Randolph College students will be able to take advantage of the College’s newest major, museum and heritage studies. The new interdisciplinary program will introduce students to a rich variety of approaches for presenting and studying visual and material culture. The program is designed for a broad range of students in the... READ MORE >>

Vintage botanical wall chart from Randolph featured in international publication

One of the botanical wall charts from the College's collection

A botanical wall chart from Randolph College’s Natural History and Archaeology Collection is featured in a recently published catalog of such wall charts from around the world. The book by Anna Laurent, The Botanical Wall Chart: Art from the Golden Age of Discovery, is an overview of botanical teaching charts from the 19th and 20th... READ MORE >>

Summer research project tests the minds of Randolph student, professor

Professor of Psychology Rick Barnes and Sarah Ballard-Abbott '16 look through historic psychological tests in the College's psychology lab.

Randolph College’s psychology lab was founded in 1891-the same year as the institution itself-and was one of the first 20 such collegiate labs in the country. “That makes some of the equipment and tests we have here really historically valuable,” said psychology and environmental studies professor Rick Barnes, who is partnering with Sarah Ballard-Abbott ’16... READ MORE >>