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University History: Researching Departmental History


Researching Departmental Histories

Need to find the history of your department (or college, or school)?  It will likely take some research, as there aren't many existing departmental histories.  Fortunately, many of our key resources are now digitized and available online.

Contact Information

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University Archives

Alkek Library, Room 580


Research by appointment

Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm


The University Archives is physically located on the 5th floor of the Alkek Library.  In-person and virtual research assistance is generally available Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm (excluding holidays and energy conservation days). 


Research appointments are required for in-person research to allow time for retrieval of offsite materials, to reserve research space, and to allow staff to sanitize the space between researchers.  Walk-in assistance is dependent on staff and space availability, as researchers with appointments are given priority.  Masks are encouraged. 


To request virtual or in-person assistance, please Ask an Archivist


Primary resources for departmental history

Secondary resources