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About WU Archives

This guide will help you navigate University Archives' more than 300 unique collections, most of which document the history of Washington University from 1853 to today. Other collections are related to 20th century St. Louis history.

Primary Sources available at University Archives

This guide contains an overview of collections at University Archives and the WU Libraries that include primary sources that are broadly related to the American history, politics, and culture in the 1970s. Topics include Earth Day, environmentalism, urban decay and renewal, sexual revolutions, national politics, disco, and more.

Finding Aids by Subject: 1970s America

Collections below are located at University Archives.  Click each title for more information:

Collections below are from the Modern Graphic History Library,  contact  slacerte@WUSTL.EDU for more information.

Periodicals at Olin Library

Online Primary Sources

More Resources

Collections at other local / regional archives. Please contact each listed organization for more info: