History & Heritage


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    Archives Building
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School’s Archives houses a vast collection of documents, photos, videos, and other media that chronicles the history of the School, dating back to 1903.
The mission of the archives is to collect, preserve, and protect a variety of original documentary materials containing information of permanent historical value relating to the history of the school. Mr. Billy Joe Stiles ‘49 and Mr. Jack Beaver began collecting items for the future archives in the early 1980s. The collection has a permanent home in the Billy Joe Stiles ‘49 Archives Building, located in the Alumni Heritage Center on campus.

Our Collection

Along with our rich document collections the Archives preserves a host of interesting historical materials-photographs, maps, blueprints, scrapbooks, yearbooks, recordings, newspapers, and campus publications. Some of our noteworthy collections include:
  • Andrew Ritchie Letters
  • J. B. Campbell Letters
  • Historical school photographs of the Rabun Gap Industrial School
  • Interviews of individuals who were early students
  • W A Curtis School collection

Visiting the Archives

We welcome all visitors interested in Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School’s remarkable past. The Archives Building is open to the public on Tuesdays from 9-4 PM. Please call 706-746-1746 to book an appointment.

We can assist you with your research in many ways. Research consultation with the archivist is readily available and encouraged. We can also provide scanning and photocopying assistance for materials in appropriate condition (non-fragile and bulky materials which might cause damage).

Donate Materials & Support

The Billy Jo Stiles Archives welcomes relevant additions to our collection. If you would like to donate materials please contact archivist David Grist at or 706-746-1724. We follow our collection policy for donations.

The Billy Jo Stiles Archives welcomes your support for on-going archival storage materials as well as special projects. Make a gift (link to giving page) to support our Archives today!

Contact Our Archivist

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Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a private, coeducational day and boarding school for grades Pre-K through 12. Centrally located between Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, we prepare young people for college, career, and a lifetime of leadership and service.