The University Archives serves as a resource center for the study of the history of the University of Puget Sound. In pursuing this mission, it will:

  • Collect, organize, preserve, and describe records of permanent administrative and historical value for the purpose of documenting the history of the university, its administrative and academic units, and the activities of its faculty, students, and alumni;
  • Provide facilities for the retention, preservation and research use of such record;
  • Provide information services to assist university administration and other users of the University Archives, and;
  • Serve in a public relations capacity by promoting knowledge and understanding of the origins, aims, programs, and goals of the university.

Students, faculty, visiting scholars, and members of the public with research inquiries are welcome to consult the University Archives. An overview of the contents of the collection is available at Collins Memorial Library. In-person use of archives materials is by appointment only. Please contact

Note: Some documents in these collections reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. Neither the library nor the university endorses all the views expressed in these collections, some of which may contain materials offensive to some readers.


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Film Archive

University Historical Texts