University Archives and Special Collections



During this time, it is very important that we practice the promotion of social distancing and rely on the advice of health experts, thus, University Archives and Special Collections is closed for on-site research and reference. UASC staff are working remotely from their homes from until further notice. If you need assistance please send an email to ryckbosta@xavier.edu or leave a voice message at 513-745-4821. Feel free to leave a message, we will be checking our voicemail and email regularly.

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


Description

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 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 the 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 descriptions are also available through the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository, which 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. 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 using the address below:

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

Staff

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