O’Connor Archives

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 Records

  • 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

Special Collections

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.

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