University Archives and Special Collections
University Archives and Special Collections is closed for in-person research appointments until further notice.
In-person research is closed until further notice. While we are closed, please visit our Research Guide and digital collections.
University Archives serves as the chief resource for historical materials about the University, its people, programs, and culture.
Special Collections contains rare books, works of art, manuscripts, and other valuable materials from the 13th century through the present.
For more information about our collections and how to access them, visit our University Archives and Special Collections Research Guide
University Archives and Special Collections is located on the third floor of the McDonald Library, room 309.
Access and Hours
Descriptions of some of the archival resources in University Archives can be found on the University Archives' public access site and in Library's catalog. To browse the catalogued material, do an advanced search for keyword phrase "Xavier University" and limit the location to "Archives." The collection descriptions are also available through the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository, which also contains descriptions of archival collections from contributing institutions in Ohio. To search for materials from Xavier University, select the advanced search feature on the homepage and then limit your search by contributing institution to Xavier University Archives and Special Collections.
Access to the materials in University Archives and Special Collections is by appointment only. Access is governed by the University Archives Access Policy. All materials are non-circulating.
To use the materials in University Archives or Special Collections, please make an appointment with Anne Ryckbost, University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, using one of the methods listed below:
- Online Form: Patron Use Registration Form
- Telephone: (513) 745-4821
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Postal mail, direct to Anne Ryckbost, University Archivist, using the address below:
1535 Musketeer Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45207-5211
- Anne Ryckbost, University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Room 309, email@example.com, (513) 745-4821