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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.


Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*
(Except for University Holidays and dates listed as closed)
*Please call before coming to the University Archives to ensure items are available for your use (314) 935-5444.

University Archives will be CLOSED:
Thursday December 25, All Day
Thursday January 1, All Day


Please note that University Archives is NOT located at Olin Library; instead we are located at the West Campus (lower level, near Conference Center). [Click here for directions]

**University Archives offices and reading room are located together with the Modern Graphic History Library. At West Campus go down the stairs/ramp to the courtyard of the lower level, and enter the glass doors on the left (the side near the Conference Center).** [print a map of our location at West Campus]


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