The Northwestern University Archives, established in 1935, houses records, publications, photographs, and other materials pertaining to every aspect of Northwestern’s history, including the papers of faculty, biographic information on Northwestern alumni, a complete run of Daily Northwestern issues, a complete set of catalogs and bulletins from each of the schools and 250,000 photographs. The Archives' holdings are non-circulating and are open to the public for research and reference.
Explore online exhibits
Visit exhibits on issues related to Northwestern history.
- Northwestern Remembers the First World War: See how the U.S. entry into WWI affected Northwestern faculty and students on the home front and abroad.
- Northwestern Architecture: Find historical information and images relating to individual buildings, past and present.
- History of Northwestern Football: Read about players and coaches, see archival photos and more.
- In Service to their Country: See a roster of students, alumni, faculty and staff who died in military service.
- They Demanded Courageously: The 1968 Northwestern Bursar’s Office Takeover: Learn about the student occupation of the school's business office in May 1968.
- Radical Woman in a Classic Town: Read about social reformer Frances Willard and her ties to Evanston.