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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.

Finding Aids by Subject: Civil Rights

This page is an overview of sources available in University Archives about civil rights from the late 1940s-1970s. 

Collections available include the Urban League of St. Louis, materials from the WUSTL chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Professor Dan Bolef's Papers, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri Records.  Additional sources are St. Louis Mayor's papers covering the late 1940s through 1970s. 

Finding aids for select collections:

Student and Chancellor T.H. Eliot


Demonstration on W.U. campus, 1968.

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Digitized material from other Archives (not WU)

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