Jackson Library has a collection of rare books and special collections in its archival holdings. Materials consist of monographs on local and state history. Our archives house the Samuel Lander Collection, a collection of material donated by the university’s founder to make up the college’s original library and the Watson Collection, monographs and pamphlets collected by Harry Legare Watson (1876-1956), the editor and publisher of the Index-Journal. The Watson collection is over 800 volumes of books and magazines.
Dr. Samuel Lander Harry Legare Watson Founder and First President President of the Index Journal Company Williamston Female College
Jackson Library does have a large collection of the Sandlapper Magazine. The print collection can be found within the reference shelves on the main floor of the library.