University Archives - Guide to University Presidents

For more information please contact the University Archivist.

This guide describes materials available in the Marquette University Archives that pertain to presidents of the University. 

List of Marquette University Presidents: A chronological list of presidents with their dates of service as president.  

Records of the Office of the President: The records from the Office of the President are in Record Group A-1.1 and are arranged by president. There are few records from Marquette’s early presidents. Note that most Marquette University Presidential records are closed until 25 years after a president has left office. 

Images of Marquette University Presidents in Marquette University History Online: Images and clippings digitzed and uploaded to our digital collections - Marquette University History Online.

Biographical Information FilesThese files contain various materials such as photographs, newspaper clippings, press releases, and other print materials about individuals important to the history and development of Marquette University, in addition to information about visiting speakers and guests. The files are arranged alphabetically by last name.

Secondary Sources about Marquette University Presidents

The Raynor Library, Marquette University Archives, Raynor Digital Scholarship Lab and the Office of the President have jointly launched the Marquette University Presidents website, which traces the history of the university through its leaders. 

The website includes a timeline detailing the careers of every Marquette president, starting with Rev. Joseph F. Rigge, S.J., in 1881 all the way to Dr. Michael R. Lovell in the present day. 

Additional documents that formed the basis of the timeline are also available on the Raynor Library’ E-publications@Marquette webpage. There you can find a three-page introduction about the project, a 68-page PDF document with more information on the presidents and a collection of supporting documents.


Milwaukee's Jesuit University Thomas J. Jablonsky

Published in 2007, this is the most recent book about Marquette University's history, covering the first 100 years (1881-1981). 


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