Pius Library Launches Latest Digital Collection
Pius XII Memorial Library's newest digital collection, "Saint Louis University Catalogs 1829-1902," is now online. These catalogs, which date back to the 1828-1829 academic year, contain the names of students and faculty, course reading lists, commencement programs and other information on each academic year. They are an invaluable source about the history of the university in the 19th century.
Several of the catalogs (1829-1835, 1838, and 1847) no longer exist in their original format, but were preserved as typewritten transcripts. These transcripts have been digitized and included along with the originals.
There is also no catalog for 1849, because the 1848-1849 academic year was cut short by a major cholera epidemic, which brought the entire city of St. Louis to a halt for several months.
Visit the online collection at the SLU libraries website.