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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 spec@wumail.wustl.edu

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) 935-5495.


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