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About WashU Archives

This guide will help you navigate University Archives' more than 300 unique collections that document the history of Washington University in St. Louis from 1853 to today.

About University Archives

                                               Brookings Hall, circa 1905

Washington University Archives supports scholarship in many academic fields by preserving and providing access to over 300 unique collections that chronicle the history of Washington University from 1853 to today.

The collections contain a wealth of primary sources and other historical materials that include manuscripts, photographic prints and negatives, books, film, sound recordings, microfilm, architectural plans, and artifacts. 

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