Mon-Fri: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Weekends and Holidays: Closed
The College Archives is located in room 105 Madeleva Hall and containes non-circulating archival materials pertaining to the history of Saint Mary's from 1844 to the present.
Additional materials on the early years of Saint Mary's can also be found at the Holy Cross Congregational Archives that is located on campus in Bertrand Hall. Information about former Sisters or institutions operated by the Sisters of the Holy Cross as well as academic transcripts from those schools can be found in the Congregational Archives. Please contact the Congregational Archives to ask a question or schedule a research appointment.
Intending to visit Saint Mary's College to do research on the College history?
Please contact the Archives to schedule a research appointment. Please list your specific interests (historical, genealogical, etc.) so we may pull materials for your on-site use. You may also submit specific questions online about the history of the College to the Archivist using this online form, or you may call the Archivist directly at (574) 284-5282.
The Archives maintains collections of College publications and special collections through which researchers will be able to get a glimpse at Saint Mary's through the papers, correspondences and photographs of its most famous president, Sister Madeleva Wolff, who headed the College from 1934 -1961. Student photographs and scrapbooks give many details into the life of Saint Mary's students from the late 1890's through the 1940's and the general photographic image collection documents the many aspects of the life and history of the College. The William W. Dunkle Theatre and Circus collection offers a unique look at popular culture in the late 19th and the early 20th century.
Archival materials do not circulate but may be used in the Archives. Contact the Archives if you have any questions about the use of these collections and to make a research appointment.
The Rare Book Collections are located in room B26 in the lower level of the library. Contact the reference librarian at (574) 284-5288 if you have questions about the use of the Rare Book Collections and to make a research appointment.