Special Collections and Archives
The Department of Special Collections and the University Archives at the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library provide access to UST's collection of rare books and manuscripts and archival material from throughout UST's history. Holdings include more than 23,000 volumes, 2400 cubic feet of manuscripts and archival records, photographs, films, architectural drawings, and ephemera.
The department welcomes researchers from the University of St. Thomas community as well as members of the public. While walk-ins are welcome during open hours, researchers are encouraged to call (651-962-5467) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make an appointment to consult specific materials.
Search the Archives & Manuscript Collections:
- Take a Virtual History Tour of the UST CampusTour the Saint Paul campus' historic buildings and landscape.
- View the Holy Cards CollectionA selection of the cards saved by library staff; representative of many styles, periods, and uses.
- Special Collections: G. K. ChestertonDepartment of Special Collections features over 1200 works by the English author G. K. Chesterton (1874 – 1936).
- Special Collections: Christopher Dawson PapersSelection of papers from Christopher Dawson (1889-1970), an English Catholic historian.
Head of Special Collections
& University Archivist:
By appointment Monday through Friday
9:00 am - Noon & 1:00 - 4:30 pm.
Please call (651) 962-5467 to make an appointment and/or to confirm the hours for a given day.