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University Archives and Special Collections at Xavier

University Archives and Special Collections

University Archives and Special Collections strives to transform student, faculty, and community relationships with the past by:

  • Providing access to resources in University Archives and Special Collections’ care in accordance with the parameters set by the University Archives and Special Collections Access Policy, which outlines issues of privacy, confidentiality, legal restrictions, university transmittal agreements, or donor restrictions that may affect access;
  • Facilitating effective research, teaching, and community outreach;
  • Supporting innovative scholarship and research projects; and
  • Stewarding University Archives and Special Collections’ assets into the future for discovery and re-use.

University Archives serves as the chief resource for historical materials about Xavier University. It identifies, acquires, maintains, and makes accessible records of enduring value that document the development of Xavier University since its founding in 1831 in support of the University’s administrative, teaching, research, and service goals. Special Collections collects, arranges, describes, preserves, and provides access to selected rare books and manuscripts that reflect the broad intellectual interests and work of the faculty, staff, and students of the University in support of the University’s teaching, research, and service goals.

                                                  Construction of Hinkle Hall and Edgecliff Hall, 1920