The University of Rochester Archives collects, preserves, and shares the University's history through classes, presentations, and rotating exhibits in the Great Hall of Rush Rhees Library. The University Archives is part of the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation (RBSCP) and is located on the second floor of Rush Rhees Library. Information on general Special Collections holdings is available on the Rare Books and Special Collections page.

Learn more about the Department and its services, and please contact us for more information about services specific to the University Archives.

Access policy

Some University Archives collections have restrictions on access and use, so we suggest that researchers contact us before visiting. For more information about how and what the Archives collects, consult our collection development policy, the University Archives policy, and see recent additions on our New Books page.


Our collections

    A-Z University Archives Collections - Descriptive finding aids for collections documenting all areas of the University. 

    Search Our Collections - Use this search box to search for manuscript collections, digital collections, and much more. Please note --  this search does not include all digital collections or online projects and exhibitions. 

    Subject guides