The Department of Special Collections reading room will be closed to researchers from June 23 through August 31, 2014 while the department undergoes renovation. During this time, the majority of the collections be unavailable. Departmental staff may be able to provide limited reference service via telephone (651-962-5467) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org). See this blog post for more information.
The collections held by the the University Archives document the history of the University of St. Thomas, the Saint Paul Seminary, Nazareth Hall Seminary, St. John Vianney Seminary, St. Thomas Military Academy (to 1965), and the Catholic Digest (1939 - 2001).
Among its holdings are the official records of administrative offices, academic departments, and student organizations; theses and dissertations; the College newspaper (The Aquin); the College and Academy yearbooks (Aquinas and The Kaydet); plus selected professional papers and publications of UST faculty and administrators.
The search box below provides access information from our online finding aids. This database represents only a small portion of the entire University Archives collection. New finding aids are added as collections are processed. If you do not find what you seek, please contact the Archives at (651) 962-5467 or email@example.com.
Search the Archives & Manuscript Collections:
Historic University Publications Online
Search Historic University Publications online
Aquinas yearbook (1931 – 2010)
Aquin and Purple & Gray newspapers (1912 – 2009)
Alumni Bulletin (1915 – 1919, 1938 – 1948)
Bulletin (1988 – 1999)
Course Catalogs (to 2000)
The Kaydet yearbook (1918 – 1965)
Memorandum (1968 – 1985)
Saint Paul Seminary Register (to 1983)
St. Thomas Collegian (1905 – 1907)
St. Thomas Magazine (1986 – 2000)
Photographs from the University Archives Collection
Photographs from the University Archives Collection: browse by subject, date, title, etc.
Timeline of University History
Timeline of University History: a scrolling interactive timeline illustrating key milestones of UST's journey.
Buildings of the University
Buildings of the University: a comprehensive listing of building names through history, useful in understanding documents and photo captions.
Bibliography of University Histories
Bibliography of University Histories: books on UST and private colleges in Minnesota for those wishing to learn more about us.
UST Award Winners
Northwestern Chronicle/Catholic Bulletin Index to CST articles (1885 – 1986)
A PDF index to newspaper articles related to the College of St. Thomas published in the Northwestern Chronicle and Catholic Bulletin (1885 – 1986). Microfilm for these two titles is available in the OSF Microform Reading room on the second floor.
View the Northwestern Chronicle Catholic Bulletin Index (38 mb/PDF)
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.