Digital Collections

The St. Thomas Libraries are proud to make available digitized content from our collections.  Please browse or search them using the links below, and watch this space and within these individual collections for new content.  Note: the links will open a new window to the location where each digital collection is housed.

UST Research Online is a digital repository intended to collect, organize, disseminate, preserve, increase the impact of, and highlight the scholarly work created or sponsored by University of St. Thomas faculty, students, and staff.

University publications

Historic University Publications Online is a searchable version of the Purple and Gray and Aquin student newspapers (1912–2009), the Bulletin (1988–1999), course catalogs (to 2000), the Saint Paul Seminary Register (to 1981), alumni magazines (1905–2000,and the Kaydet (1918–1965) and Aquinas (1931–2010) yearbooks.

Administration building on campus in 1907

University Archives Photograph Collection contains historical images of the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul Seminary, and the St. Thomas Military Academy.

Arvid Reuterdahl Papers

The Arvid Reuterdahl Papers are a collection of materials from the papers of Arvid Reuterdahl, Dean of the Department of Engineering at the College of St. Thomas, 1918 to 1922.


Christopher Dawson PapersChristopher Dawson (1889-1970) was an English Catholic intellectual and author of books, articles, and scholarly monographs on the relation of religion and culture and on the Christian sources for the development of western civilization. This collection includes a selection of materials from his personal papers.

Msgr. John A. Ryan Pamphlet CollectionThe Msgr. John A. Ryan Pamphlet Collection includes pamphlets written by Msgr. Ryan (CST 1892, SPS 1898) relating to a variety of social issues. He also served as a professor of moral theology at the Saint Paul Seminary from 1902–1915.

Conrad Pickel Stained Glass Collection‌‎

The Conrad Pickel Stained Glass Collection contains digital images of the stained glass windows adorning the O’Shaughessy-Frey Library at the University of St. Thomas; window content is in series including Great Authors, Great Literary Characters, Branches of Learning, Minnesota Catholic Pioneers, and others.

Temperance Tracts

The Temperance Tracts collection includes works published from 1875 to 1909, some by Archbishop John Ireland and Monsignor James Reardon. 

Native American Language Materials

Native American Language Materials were published from 1837 to 1925 and consist of religious writings and instruction, New Testament selections, and printed music and hymns.

Holy Cards Collection

The Holy Cards Collection is a selection of holy cards found in books in the collection of Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library, Saint Paul Seminary.  This is a wide-ranging selection from the cards saved by library staff and is representative of many styles, periods, and uses.


Catholic Pamphlets Collection‌The Catholic Pamphlet Collection contains a sample of published pamphlets related to the Roman Catholic Church which have been collected by the University of St. Thomas Libraries. The topics covered include the sacraments, the bible, saints and social issues.

Other Digital Collections:

Minnesota Reflections sponsored by the Minnesota Digital Library
Includes materials contributed by the University Archives and the Ireland Library.

Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC) Digital Collections
Includes digital collections from the various CLIC colleges and universities.