Collections in the University Archives consist of non-current materials that document the administration, people and programs of Wichita State University since its founding as Fairmount College in 1895.
The papers of past presidents, administrators and distinguished faculty, publications by and about the University, catalogs, photographs, student newspapers and the yearbooks chiefly comprise the holdings.
The University Archives are arranged in Record Groups that reflect the origin of the materials and are the major administrative divisions of the overall collection. Within these Record Groups are distinct collections of materials, some of which are further described in detailed finding aids or inventories.
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List of collections in the University Archives:
More about WSU's history:
Current WSU websites preserved by Special Collections and University Archives on the Archive-It platform:
Digital versions of selected historical materials in the University Archives available on the WSU Libraries' institutional repository SOAR: