Documenting the history and evolution of Arizona State University, from 1885 to present day, University Archives works to acquire, preserve and make publicly available the historical records of the university, including publications, administrative records, manuscripts, theses and dissertations, photographs and negatives, video and audio recordings, oral histories and news-clipping files.
University Archives accepts materials of permanent, historical value. University records that are a part of the records management cycle and are therefore subject to retention schedules should initially be referred to the Records Management Program overseen by the CFO's office. If you have any questions about determining historical value, please reach out to the University Archivist.
Materials we collect
University Archives actively solicits materials documenting the history of Arizona State University and its predecessor institutions. For more detailed information, please review our University Archives Collection Development Policy.
Access the archives
To view materials in this collection, please make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling 480-965-4932.
Appointments in the Wurzburger Reading Room at Hayden Library (rm. 138) on the Tempe campus are available Monday through Friday. Check the ASU Library Hours page for current availability.