• Hamline University Archives

    Hamline University’s archives support the goals of Hamline University by identifying, collecting, preserving, and making available university records and personal papers of administrators, faculty, staff, and students for the use of the university community and the general public. Collections include student and alumni publications; course catalogs; minutes from various organizations (board, student groups, etc.); campus maps; artifacts; photographs; and audio and video recordings.

    The archives is located on the lower level of Bush Memorial Library. It is best to make an appointment. 

       The archives is currently open during the following hours: 

    Tuesday 1-5, Wednesday and Thursday 8-12 and 1-5.

    New exhibits featuring materials from Hamline’s archives are on display in the Hamline University Klas Center’s Mitsch History Lounge and the Alumni House. Highlights of Hamline’s storied basketball history are featured in the History Lounge and “biographies” of non-extant buildings can be found at the Alumni House. Both displays will be available for viewing through the academic year.

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     » Many past issues of Hamline’s student newspaper, The Oracle, are now available and searchable online. The years 1888-early 1900s and 1988-2015 can be accessed by going to The Oracle. More issues will come online in the future. Digitization of the 1988-2015 issues was funded in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.