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University Publications Database Search

This database search page contains indexes for various SLU publications. Use the search box to find keywords in the titles of newspaper and magazine articles produced at the University. *Please note that the “Limit To” box next to the search box must have “All” selected to work properly. 

1836 SLU University catalog cover
University Course Catalogs/Bulletins

The Saint Louis University Catalogs date back to the 1828-1829 academic year, which was the first year that SLU was administered by the Jesuits. The information contained in each catalog differs; some contain directory information on students as well as course and degree information for each of the Schools/Colleges within the University. 

1953 SLU Archive Yearbook cover
University Yearbooks

The Saint Louis University yearbook, known as "The Archive," was published on and off between 1907 and 2005. The yearbooks offer a valuable glimpse into the student life of the campus as well as the academic departments of the University. 

1919 Issue of The Billiken
Student Newspapers

The student newspaper of Saint Louis University has been in continuous publication since October 1919. For the past century, it has been the best source for what was happening at SLU during any given week. The paper has gone through four different names over the years: the Billiken (1919-1920), the Fleur de Lis (1920-1921), the Varsity Breeze (1921-1931), and the University News (1931-present). 

October 1930 Cover of the SLU Alumni News
Alumni Magazines

Saint Louis University's alumni publications date back to the first issue of "Alumni News of St. Louis University," published in October 1926.  The alumni magazine has been known by three different titles over the years.  It was the "Alumni News" until 1954; then "Saint Louis University Magazine" from 1954 to 1975; then finally "Universitas" from 1976 to the present.  Over 350 issues have been published in all, providing a valuable record of SLU history which includes hundreds of articles, statistics, financial reports, interviews, photos, and more.

First Volume of the Woodstock Letters from 1872
Woodstock Letters

Made available online through a partnership with the Midwest Jesuit Archives and the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, the Woodstock Letters were a publication of the Society of Jesus from 1872 until 1969.  Originally intended to be read only by Jesuits, the Letters were "a record of current events and historical notes connected with the colleges and missions of the Society of Jesus in North and South America."  

1993 SLU Men's Soccer Team
Athletics Media Guides

This collection contains media guides, sports programs, and other athletics-related materials dating back to 1958. 


1960 SLU Chouteau Quad
Photo Collections 

The Saint Louis University Archives contains over 250,000 images dating from the early nineteenth century to the present over several collections.