Pearsall Library maintains the College Archives and several Special Collections that are housed primarily in two locations within the library: The Hardee-Rives Room and the Archives area. These collections contain materials to support the research needs of the college community and are non-circulating collections.
The mission of the North Carolina Wesleyan College Archives is to collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to the records of the College that have enduring historical, legal, administrative, or fiscal value to the institution. The Archives serves as a repository for printed materials, photographs, manuscript collections, artifacts, and other memorabilia that relate to the history of North Carolina Wesleyan College. The materials held in the College Archives support the research needs of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public.