The University Archives preserves the institutional memory of Wright State through the collection of official university records and related materials. The collections are rich sources of information regarding academics, administrative concerns, student life, and the development of the university. Materials include the university presidents’ papers, course catalogs, yearbooks, music recitals, theatre programs, the Guardian and other publications, and the University Historical and Photograph Collection.
Permanently valuable university records may be stored in the University Archives. The primary mission of the University Archives is to collect, organize, describe, preserve and make accessible institutional records that document the history and development of Wright State University. Storage space is reserved for records of historic interest or with an enduring research value. Examples include: departmental publications and reports; administrative and academic committee records; historical files documenting development of departments or offices; student and faculty organization files; institutional budget materials; student publications; photographs, slides; memorabilia and other ephemera.
Special Collections and Archives staff provides reference services to the university community as well as the general public for the materials housed in the University Archives. Reference requests may be made via mail, email, phone, or through our website. Materials are also available for use during regular posted hours.