Welcome to the Miami University Archives
Our MissionThe Miami University Archives supports the mission of Miami University and the Miami University Libraries by facilitating equal access to materials chronicling University history, administrative business, and teaching activities.
The Archives is located in the old Withrow Court locker area, directly across from McKie Baseball Field. There is a single, outside, public entrance on the north side of the facility. The Archives is not directly accessible from the Withrow Court building. If you need to contact us regarding appointments, questions, this webpage or anything else you can call 513.529.6720 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
ArchivesSpaceThe Miami University Archives have begun transferring their online records to a new ArchivesSpace platform. The process will be completed in 2015.
Miami Stories Oral History ProjectThis project, coordinated by the University Archives, invites small groups of individuals who have common experiences -- students, faculty, staff -- to offer recollections of their Miami years and to hear reminiscences of others with whom they shared time at Miami. As a Bicentennial legacy project, these lively group discussions are recorded and preserved so that future generations may enjoy and study them.
Miami Stories Oral History Collection
Miami University Digital Collections
The Frank Snyder Photograph Collection
Miami University Intercollegiate Athletics
Collection Development PolicyIn accordance with the vision of Miami University and the Mission Statement of University Libraries, the University Archives serves the university, local and international communities by collecting, preserving and providing access to primary resources on the culture and history of Miami University 1809 to present.
Materials CollectedThe Miami University Archives is part of the University Libraries Special Collections Department. The Archives contains manuscripts, publications, photographs, and artifacts dealing with Miami University history. It also houses many of the surviving records and publications of Oxford College for Women, one of the first U.S. Protestant schools to confer the Bachelor of Arts degree upon women. The Archives is dedicated to acquiring and preserving any and all materials directly related to Miami history. Primary sources are available in a variety of media including audio and video.
The following categories of resources are included in the Miami University Archives:
- Materials produced by or about the university such as administrative records, policies, catalogs, biographical information about faculty and alumni, Miami publications, photographs, and other documentary media.
- Reference copies of monographs reflecting the history of Miami University
The Miami University Libraries welcomes the donation of materials appropriate to the mission and scope of the Archives, as determined by the University Archivist.