University Archives and Special Collections


University Archives and Special Collections is closed for in-person research appointments until December 2020

While access to in-person research is closed, please visit our Research Guide and digital collections. 


Description

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

Location

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.

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 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: ryckbosta@xavier.edu
  • Postal mail, direct to Anne Ryckbost, University Archivist, using the address below:

Xavier University
McDonald Library
1535 Musketeer Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45207-5211

Staff

  • Anne Ryckbost, University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Room 309, ryckbosta@xavier.edu, (513) 745-4821