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About Archives and Digital Services

Welcome to the Saint Louis University Archives LibGuide! This guide is intended to provide an introduction to the Archives' collections, and to assist researchers in locating and accessing relevant materials from our holdings. Please feel free to contact the Archives' staff with any additional questions you may have.


The Saint Louis University Libraries Archives & Digital Services serves as the institutional memory of Saint Louis University and plays an integral role in the management of information resources in all media and formats. The Archives supports the contextualization of the University within Jesuit, Catholic and Local history through the acquisition of primary and secondary source material related to the University and those subject areas.


The University Archives identifies, acquires, and maintains records of enduring value, and supporting material which chronicle the development of the University and ensure its continued existence.


  • Access and Use
  • Accountability
  • Advocacy
  • Diversity
  • History and Memory
  • Preservation
  • Professionalism
  • Responsible Custody
  • Selection
  • Service
  • Social Responsibility
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Learning


  • Professional Relationships
  • Judgment
  • Authenticity
  • Security and Protection
  • Access and Use
  • Privacy
  • Trust