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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

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Sonya Rooney: 
314-935-9730 | e-mail  srooney@wustl.edu

Miranda Rectenwald:
  314-935-5444 | e-mail  mrectenwald@wustl.edu

Located: West Campus Library

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

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

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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)