EDPL 6250/8250 - History of American Higher Education: University Archives

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Research in the Archives

The University Archives collections are divided into 4 broad categories:

  • University Administration
  • University Activities
  • Academic Units and Faculty
  • Special Categories

Material in archives is often arranged by the creator of the materials - who or what entity/office created them - because the context surrounding the records is often just as important as what the individual materials in the collection say. 

This is important because your research topic could be in different collections across the University Archives.  

Findings aids are sort of like a mix between a Wikipedia entry and a library record.  It's a tool that facilitates discovery of information within a collection of records, places the material in context, and typically includes: 

  • An administrative history of biographical note;
  • A box and folder list of the material in the collection.

Please give 24-hour notice before your visit - request materials by Record Group, Series, and Box Number. 

Archival Materials

Below are notes about and links to specific TYPES of archival materials at Marquette.  

Archival Collections

Below are links to specific digital archival collections at Marquette.

University Archives Subject Guides