Archives & Special Collections

Description

Xavier University archives serves as the chief historical resource for materials about the University, its people, programs, and culture.

Special collections contains rare books, works of art, manuscripts, and other valuable materials.

Location

Archives is located on the third floor of the McDonald Library, room 309, and special collections is located in a climate controlled room adjacent to archives on the 3rd floor of the McDonald Library.

Access & Hours

Access to the materials in archives and special collections is by appointment only.

Selected collections have been digitized and are available in Exhibit. See the Digital Collections page for more information and a complete list of collections accessible in digitized format.

Appointments

To use the materials in archives, make an appointment with Anne Ryckbost, University Archives Librarian, using one of the methods listed below:

  • Online Form: Patron Use Registration Form
  • Telephone: 513 745-4821
  • Email: ryckbosta@xavier.edu
  • In-person: ask for Anne Ryckbost at the Connection Center (3rd floor of the Learning Commons)
  • Fax: 513 745-1932
  • Postal mail: direct to Anne Ryckbost using the address below:

McDonald Library, Room 309
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-5211

To use the materials in special collections, make an appointment with Marty Ferrell, Head, Collection Development, Special Collections & Preservation, using one of the methods listed below:

  • Online Form: Patron Use Registration Form
  • Telephone: 513 745-4806
  • Email: ferrell@xavier.edu
  • In-person: ask for Marty Ferrell at the Connection Center (3rd floor of the Learning Commons)
  • Fax: 513 745-1932
  • Postal mail: direct to Marty Ferrell using the address below:

McDonald Library, Room 210
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-5211

Staff

  • Marty Ferrell, Head, Collection Development, Special Collections & Preservation, McDonald Library, Room 210, 513 745-4806, ferrell@xavier.edu
  • Anne Ryckbost, University Archives Librarian Room 309, ryckbosta@xavier.edu, 513-745-4821
  • Fr. Thomas Kennealy, University Archivist, McDonald Library, Room 308, kennealy@xavier, 513 745-4822