University Archives holdings include papers of teaching and research faculty and professional staff that document the academic and administrative life of the University as reflected in the career of individuals. These collections offer insight into the history and operation of the University that otherwise may be lost by relying only on official administrative records. They reveal professional interests and opinions that frequently clarify matters or provide different perspectives mentioned in the official records of the central administration.
The papers in the collection are representative of faculty and staff who have defined significant ideas, undertaken research that has benefited the world, transformed the minds and lives of students, expanded the boundaries of human knowledge, or carried out exemplary service to the University or the larger community. Faculty papers are also important for providing insight into the histories of academic disciplines.
Faculty Papers and University Archives can be browsed or searched online using our Collection Guides (Finding Aids) system. Not all of our finding aids are currently available online. If you don't see what you are looking for, please be sure to check with Reference Services for assistance.