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Gonzaga Archives

Many historical images and publications from the Gonzaga University Archives have been made digitally available to aid researchers to locate information and images of various people, places and events associated with Gonzaga. Here are some collections that contain Gonzaga’s historical record:

Rogues Gallery

The Rogues Gallery Images collection contains the scanned images of the historical pictures from 1887 to current, encased in glass, lining the first two floors of College Hall, formerly the Administration Building. These images document Gonzaga’s history from its beginning. The images show events, organizations, athletic groups, and individuals. Most images have been identified.

This collection is currently under construction.  Please visit this site regularly for updates.

Spires (the Gonzaga Yearbook),1924 to present

This collection contains the scanned pages from the Spires, the Gonzaga yearbook. All of the volumes up to the past academic year have been scanned.

Note: for some years, yearbooks were not created.

Gonzaga Catalogs, 1887 – 1930

This collection contains scanned images of every page of the Gonzaga Catalogs from 1887 to 1930. These early catalogs of Gonzaga College and Gonzaga University contain course offerings, faculty lists, and student register of names. They also list programs from events, organizations and their officers, and special academic awards received by students. These catalogs also include Gonzaga’s grammar school, Gonzaga High School (later Gonzaga Prep), and a Commercial Course offering classes in typing, bookkeeping, etc.

Gonzaga (Student Publication), 1910 - 1937

This collection contains the scanned pages from Gonzaga, a student literary and scholarly publication.  In addition to publishing the literary writings of Gonzaga students, Gonzaga also published biographical sketches of important Gonzaga figures, editorials, alumni news, and chronicles of events on campus, including athletics. Since there was no newspaper or yearbook printed for these years, these volumes provide important information on campus events and people of the time period.

Gonzaga was not published in 1923/1924, 1924/1925, 1928/1929, 1933/1934, 1934/1935, and 1935/1936


For information about these collections and others, visit Special Collections Department. To see the originals, to receive a higher quality scan of an image, or to find out about other possible sources/photographs for your research, please contact spcoll@gonzaga.edu or call 509-313-3847.