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IMPORTANT NEWS: In February, access to University Archive collections will be limited. Between February 9-13, 2015 University Archives (at West Campus) will be closed to allow for shifting and reorganization of the collections. During this time most WUA collections will be unavailable. Read more...

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:
February 9-13, 2015

Location until February 23*

University Archives is located at the West Campus (lower level, near Conference Center) Click here for directions or print a map of our location at West Campus

*After February 23 most collections will be accessed at Olin Library, Department of Special Collections, 1st floor.


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