Explore the history of the University of Saint Joseph Community
The O’Connor Archives collects and makes available records that document the history of our University community.
- University of Saint Joseph’s charter and by-laws
- Documents related to academic programs
- Faculty and staff biographical information
- Administrative reports and minutes
- Financial reports and audits
- Alumni, faculty and student publications
- Architectural drawings, specifications, and building inventories
- Scrapbooks and newspaper clippings
Materials that have research value and an associative relation with the University are organized and retained in special collections. For example:
- The Susan Tracy Collection contains letters to Tracy, a missionary teacher to the Choctaw Nation, 1844-46.
- The Treasure Room Collection includes letters and manuscripts from noted individuals such as Lionel Barrymore, Bernard Baruch, Warren G. Harding and Arnold Lunn.
The Archives also holds three-dimensional objects produced by or for the University, as well as objets d’art donated by alumni and friends.
Photographs & Audiovisual Materials
- Photographs documenting the University’s events and facilities (now located in the Pope Pius XII Library Reference Room)
- Films, audio recordings, and video cassettes capture classroom presentations and special events, most notably the annual Jane Cullen Connor, Lewis and McAuley lectures.