University Archives

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University Archives preserve the academic, athletic and administrative legacy of the university from 1874 to the present. The Archives collect administrative files, reports from the academic colleges and administrative units, announcements, correspondence, flyers, event programs, brochures, broadcast media, photographic negatives and newsclippings. The Archives also retain preservation copies of course offerings, historical campus directories, yearbooks such as the Obelisk, student dissertations and theses, and publications of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale University Press.

Noted faculty collections [1] include:

If you would like to make a gift or schedule a transfer of university records to the archives unit of the Special Collections Research Center, please visit the Donating and Giving page.

[1] Some papers of noted faculty, such as those of operatic soprano Marjorie Lawrence, are housed in our manuscripts unit.