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University History


Old Main

Because Old Main is such a visible part of our campus it is a popular topic for research.   The resources in the University Archives that relate to the history of Old Main are available here in digital format.  Unfortunately, we are not aware of any original documents relating to its construction.

Documents related to Old Main

Archival Resources

The Special Collections and Archives holds official university records, donated materials from friends and alumni, and subject files related to various buildings, property, programs, and events. Researchers interested in in-depth study may find these materials to be a rich source of information. 

Use the Archives and Records Form to schedule an appointment and include specific information on what you are requesting and would like to view from the archives. Researchers are also welcome to schedule an initial reference consultation with an archivist to discuss research needs. Please keep in mind that while some topics are well-documented, there are still many gaps in our historical records.