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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

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Archives Resources

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 Catalog
s (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)

Timeline of University History: a scrolling interactive timeline illustrating key milestones of UST's journey.

Buildings of the University: a comprehensive listing of building names through history, useful in understanding documents and photo captions.

Bibliography of University Histories: books on UST and private colleges in Minnesota for those wishing to learn more about us.

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)