The University Archives collects, organizes, preserves and provides access to primary source material that documents the history and the culture of the university. Collections housed in the University Archives are used by members of the general public, Notre Dame students and faculty, and scholars for the purpose of teaching and research as well as exploring the many facets of university history. Through the physical and intellectual stewardship of these collections, the University Archives enriches instructional, research, and administrative programs that support the University’s tradition of excellence in higher learning and advanced research.
Collecting Scope of the University Archives:
The University of Notre Dame Archives collects the official records, personal papers, and manuscript collections, in a wide variety of formats, that document the history of the University of Notre Dame and the American Catholic experience.
The Archives collects historically significance materials in a wide array of formats including:
What are some of the characteristics that define archival collections:
Interviews selected as part of the With Voices True Collection will be deposited in the University Archives as part of the permanent historical collection.