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WUSTL History Resources

A guide to researching the long and complex history of Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri, USA).

Contact Archive Staff

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Starting Spring 2015, University Archives collections are accessed at Special Collections, in Olin Library (Danforth Campus). For details please click.

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* Hours M-F 8:30-5:00 *

Contact: 314-935-5495  spec@wumail.wustl.edu

Located: Olin Library, 1st floor

Please call or e-mail before you visit to reserve your space in the research room.

Contact Archives Staff:

Sonya Rooney, Miranda Rectenwald, Jen Kirmer

150+ years...Where to start?

With more than 150 years of history, Wash. U. has a lot of stories.

This Research Guide offers some suggestions and tips for locating information for reunions, alumni events, compiling histories of a department or group, or other historical projects.  University Archives staff are happy to help answer questions, just ask!

A quick review of campus history might give you some ideas of how to start your research. Below are books to consider reviewing.

Planning on a reuion or other alumni event? Try the Reunions Tab
Looking for history about a specific alum? Try the Geneology Tab

Books about WUSTL History

all available through the WUSTL Library system:

Books about WU Colleges, School & Departments

In addition to the published sources listed below, brief information files on other departments and schools are available at University Archives. (Listed in alphabetical order by school, department, or college)