Introduction

Goldey-Beacom College has been known by many names and seen many different people call the institution home over the centuries since its inception. This collection charts the colleges history from the early days when H.S. Goldey and W.H. Beacom opened competing business colleges blocks from one another in downtown Wilmington to the prosperity and security the college has achieved in Pike Creek in the present. Wherever and whenever Goldey-Beacom has existed, the college has left an indelible mark on the nation through its students and faculties successes. This collection strives to chronicle the events and ongoings of the colleges throughout the years from the perspectives of athletes, alumni, administrators, educators and all manner of people who have made a profound impact on the institution or vice versa.

The Hirons Library and Learning Center Archives exist to serve as a connector between the past, present, and future of Goldey-Beacom College. Since the establishment of the institution in 1886, the plethora of changes that Goldey-Beacom has gone through over the years can be convoluted to track. This repository hopes to serve as something of a map to the history of Goldey-Beacom College.