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University History


University History & Archives

Some of the information from this Research Guide has been incorporated into the University Archives website, while other information will be updated.

To begin your research, please refer to the tabs at the top of this page.  If you don't find what you need, take a look at our new website.  You'll find online exhibits, information about our core collections, and helpful information for researchers.  Feel free to Ask an Archivist for assistance if you can't find what you need - we are here to help.

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



The University Archives is open for in-person and virtual assistance.  Research appointments are required for in-person research to allow for materials to be pulled form preservation storage and acclimated to room temperature before use, and reserves the reading room space.

For those who would prefer to research remotely, we offer virtual assistance.  To request an in-person research appointment, a virtual consultation, or to ask questions about University History in general, please complete the Ask an Archivist form. We are happy to talk with you via e-mail or Zoom - let us know how we can help with your research.