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.

  • Image of John P. Raynor and astronauts
    NEWLY OPENED: JOHN P. RAYNOR COLLECTION
    A pivotal quarter century of Marquette history comes to life in the John P. Raynor collection. Learn more.   
  • 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.  
  • Marquette University History Online
    MU History Online
    Access thousands of images and texts documenting the history of the university.  

Native America
Collections

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			    America Collections

Rare Book
Collections

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			    Book Collections

Digitized
Collections

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			    Collections

J.R.R. Tolkien
Collection

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			   Tolkien Collection

Dorothy Day
Catholic Worker

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			    Catholic Worker Collection

Women‘s
History

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University
History

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			  the University History Collections

A-Z Collection
Checklist

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			  Checklist of Collections