IMPORTANT NEWS: University Archives reference services are now located in Special Collections at Olin Library (Level 1) on the Danforth Campus. Please note that most of our collections are stored off-site, so please contact us to schedule an appointment: (314) 935-5495 or
University Archives is comprised of more than 300 unique collections. Chronicling the history of Washington University from 1853 to today, and containing numerous collections related to St. Louis history and architecture, University Archives is a wealth of primary sources and other historical materials that include manuscripts, photographic prints and negatives, books, film, sound recordings, microfilm, architectural plans, and artifacts.
NEW! Browse the most current University Archive Finding Aids, grouped by topic
NEW! Search across University Archives, Modern Graphic History Library and Manuscript Unit finding aids:
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