University Archives and Special Collections

1920's postcard of Gonzaga College Hall and St. Als spires

University Archives

The University Archives are the depository for the permanent record of Gonzaga University. Spanning the entire history of the University from 1887-present, the University Archives document both the daily administration of Gonzaga University and special events throughout the years.

Harvest Ball 1947

Digital Archives

University Archives and Special Collections selectively digitizes and provides access to historical and current materials. Our goal is to create educational collections that represents how Gonzaga has and continues to evolve in an ever changing world.

Bruno Psalter open book from 1475

Rare Books and Manuscripts

University Archives and Special Collections collects and maintains a manuscript and rare book collection.  The rare book collection constitutes over of over 16,000 items, dating back to 1475 and the manuscript collection includes a diverse array of items ranging from Bing Crosby and Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Gonzaga football team in action


University Archives hosts exhibits throughout the year to showcase the archival collections and work of Gonzaga University.  The current exhibit is titled Undefeated Since 1941: History of Gonzaga Football.
Online Exhibit


Seal of the Jesuit Oregon Province

Notice Regarding the Jesuits West Archives:  This valued resource is no longer available through Gonzaga University's Foley Library. It is currently being integrated into the holdings of the Jesuit Archives and Research Center, located in St. Louis, MO.  Researchers are encouraged to contact the Center for a time estimate of when materials will become available for reference services. 
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UASC Department 

Our department is home to the history of Gonzaga University, as provider of higher education and corporate citizen of the region since 1887.

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Contact information for the library, and a directory of library staff

Statement Regarding Sensitive Materials

Statement regarding materials that contain offensive images, language, or other objectionable content

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