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Archives and Special Collections

ABOUT THE ARCHIVES

The Archives and Special Collections collects, maintains, preserves, and provides access to university records and materials of enduring administrative and historical and community value, in an effort to keep them as part of the institution's historical record. Materials are housed in closed areas that are only accessible to staff members; they cannot be checked out but may be used in our reading rooms. Access to materials may be restricted by condition of gift or deposit, because of their physical condition, or for other reasons.


The Archives Collection consists of departmental records, photographs, manuscripts, University publications (including The Hawk student newspaper, yearbooks, and course catalogs), University memorabilia, and newspaper clippings that record the ever evolving intellectual and physical landscape of the University.

Special Collections consists of a variety of rare and unique books. Most materials under the care of the unit are available for use within the library. However, there are some materials that may require supervision by archives/special collections personnel.

 

Guide to Noteworthy Collections

In the News:  Barbelin Hall Turns 90

 

Quick Links

Scholarship @ SJU
Repository of the scholarship of Saint Joseph’s University

The Hawk Digital Archive
The Saint Joseph’s University student newspaper 1930-2015

Historical Photographs of Saint Joseph’s University
Highlights from 1890 to 1999

Who Was Francis A. Drexel?
Brief biography of Francis Anthony Drexel, father of Saint Katharine Drexel; Library was named  for him

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Collection Development Policy 

Services, Access and Use 

Christopher O. Dixon
Archival Research Librarian
Saint Joseph's University
cdixon @sju.edu