The University of St. Thomas Libraries and Archives continues to expand its collection of historic St. Thomas-related publications that have been digitally scanned and are computer searchable using the ArcaSearch portal.
Added most recently were the Kaydet yearbooks for the St. Thomas Military Academy from 1930 to 1965, the year that the high school-level academy moved to a new campus in Mendota Heights. Already in the collection were the Kaydet yearbooks from 1918 to 1929, an era when the college and academy shared the same yearbook.
Soon to join the online collection will be Journey Toward Fulfillment, the history of St. Thomas from its founding to its centennial in 1985. The comprehensive history was written by the late St. Thomas English professor, Dr. Joseph Connors.
In addition early course catalogs from the undergraduate college and the St. Paul Seminary, the searchable publications in the collection are:
Aquinas yearbook (1931-2010)
Aquin and Purple & Gray newspapers (1912-2009)
Alumni Bulletin (1915-1919 and 1938-1948)
The Kaydet yearbook (1918-1965)
St. Thomas Collegian (1905-1907)
St. Thomas Magazine (1986-2000)
Issues of these resources can be browsed by date or searched for specific information using keywords and phrases. Access to this resource is available through a link on the University Archives Web page.
For more information, contact Ann Kenne, head of special collections and university archivist, (651) 962-5461.