The University Archive is the repository for a broad range of materials, including official records, printed publications, photographs, and memorabilia, documenting the history and present activities of the university. The archive serves as the “collective memory” for the institution. Like a museum, the material found in archives is rare or unique and is not available to be checked out. Therefore, although the information is available to the university community, access to the material is limited.
The Mission of the Archives and Special Collections is to acquire, preserve, and provide public access to materials documenting the history of Franciscan University.