Special Collections and University Archives

The mission of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives is to collect, arrange, describe, preserve, and service records of enduring historical value for research, instructional, and administrative use. The archival and manuscript collecting program of the department is an extension of the spiritual, philosophical, and scholarly strengths of the university as a Christian, Catholic, and Jesuit institution.

  • Croft Lecture on Hobbit film trilogy
    March 26: "Barrel Rides and She-Elves"
    Talk by Janet Brennan Croft, the Tolkien Scholar for Peter Jackson's Hobbit film trilogy.  
  • Digital Collection: African American Catholics in the U.S.
    African American Catholics in the U.S.
    View 200+ images showing the rich history of U.S. African American Catholic communities.  
  • Featured Collection - Women in Blue & gold
    Women in Blue and Gold
    Explore this collection documenting all women's intercollegiate sports through the 1999-2000 season.  
  • Marquette University History Online
    MU History Online
    Access thousands of images and texts documenting the history of the university.  

Native America
Collections

Rare Book
Collections

Engraving

Digitized
Collections

J.R.R. Tolkien
Collection

Dorothy Day
Catholic Worker

Women‘s
History

University
History

A-Z Collection
Checklist