• 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.

    Please note that the archives will be closed Thursday, October 5, and the afternoons of Tuesday, October 10, and Thursday, October 12.   

    Archives Blog 

    The archives has launched a blog that features letters from the Henry L. Osborn and Family Collection. The letters, written by Osborn and his fiancee Effie Loag, are being posted on the date they were written 130 years ago. Osborn accepted the position of Joseph Dean Professor of Biology and Geology at Hamline in 1887, after teaching at Purdue University for three years. He held the chair of the department until 1931, served as faculty dean from 1918 to 1931, taught art history courses and twice served as acting president. He retired in 1933 and died in 1940. Effie Osborn was an accomplished pianist, who gave lessons to Hamline students. After her death in 1945, their papers were donated to the university. You can read the blog from the beginning at http://huarchivesblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/lives-revealed-in-letters/

    New Online Content

    Many past issues of Hamline's student newspaper, The Oracle, are now available and searchable online. The years 1888-1898 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.