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.

  • 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

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			    America Collections

Rare Book

Engraving identifying the Rare 
			    Book Collections


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J.R.R. Tolkien

small photo of J.R.R. Tolkien identifying the 
			   Tolkien Collection

Dorothy Day
Catholic Worker

small photo of Dorothy Day identifying the Dorothy Day 
			    Catholic Worker Collection


small photo identying the Women's History Collection


small photo of a campus building identifying 
			  the University History Collections

A-Z Collection

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			  Checklist of Collections