• Digital Collections

    To make researching easier, some of the archives’ holdings have been scanned and are available online. 

    These include:

     Catalogues and yearbooks: Access the combined catalogues and yearbooks
    1931 Hamline University catalog
    The 1880 to 1950 catalogues and all volumes of the yearbook, The Liner, are searchable together. The catalogues for those years are especially rich sources since they list the names and hometowns of students, including those attending the preparatory school Hamline ran until 1914. Please note that this site is best accessed through Internet Explorer.

     Yearbooks:  The Liner 

    Liner Yearbook cover from 1976

    Hamline’s yearbook, The Liner, is also available here. 

     Student Newspaper: The Oracle
    Oracle Student Newspaper  1897
    Many issues of Hamline’s student newspaper, The Oracle, are available. Currently, the 1888-early 1900s and 1988-2015 issues are available. 

     Brass Rubbings Collection: Brass Rubbings website
    Brass rubbing chainmail
     The above link will take you to the main site for the Brass Rubbings Collection, where you will find links to an incredible amount of information about Hamline’s collection and monumental brasses in general.

     Architecture Collection
    black and white print of old main 5+ story building, titled Hamline University
    Historic images and photographs of university buildings and environs – ca. 1880-2000.

     Athletics History
    8 freshman women interclass basketball players and in the center a basketball emblazoned with CHAMPS 1913
    A selection of images that highlight the history of Hamline University athletics.

    Photographs and correspondence: Photos and letters
    Hamline Baseball 1916 Minnesota State Champions
    A number of images from Hamline’s early days are available through Minnesota Reflections. Also, searchable there are the letters that Effie Loag Osborn, wife of Henry L. Osborn (Hamline professor and twice acting president), wrote to her mother Emily Taylor Loag, during her first year in Minnesota (1888-1889). Letters that Effie and Henry wrote each other during their engagement (prior to their arrival at Hamline) are available through the archives’ blog

    School of Law Pictorial Collection 
    photo of former entrance to Hamline School of Law
    Photos from Hamline University's former law school, now the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.