The University's archives chronicle its development into a top Catholic and Marianist institution of higher learning. Materials date from 1850, when St. Mary’s Institute was founded as a grammar school for boys, to the present. The archives include records created by University department, records of student organizations, faculty and alumni papers, student theses and dissertations, photographs and audiovisual recordings, and University publications.

Located on the second floor of Albert Emanuel Hall, University Archives and Special Collections is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Researchers may use materials in the reading room.

For research inquiries and to schedule a visit, as well as inquiring about donations or transferring of University records, contact Jennifer Brancato, University Archivist and Coordinator of Special Collections, at 937-229-4267.

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Browse the University Archives and Special Collections:

1913 Dayton Flood Collection

Bette Rogge Morse Collection

Charles W. Whalen Jr. Congressional Papers

Glenn Walters Collection

Guides to Archival Collections

Marianist Awards Lectures

University Photographs

University Yearbooks

William C. Boesch, Sr. Drawings

Wright Brothers - Charles F. Kettering Oral History Project