About the University Archives

What is an archive? According to Mr. Webster, an archives is "a place for keeping public records."  The popular image synonymous with this definition is usually one of dusty, dull records, mounds of paper, rows of file cabinets, and long aisles of boxes.  While our University Archives also contains the requisite cabinets and boxes needed to house our resources, the contents of our holdings is what makes our collection so interesting and dynamic.  Our emphasis is on acquiring and preserving materials that will have historical value, now or in the future.  As a result, items are being added continuously as our history is being made.