University Archives

The University Archives is the repository for non-current official materials of enduring value that document the institutional memory of the University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus. Official materials are documents produced or received by an agency, officer or employee of the university in connection with the transaction of university business. Specific criteria and examples can be found in our collection policy. The purpose of the University Archives is to document the history of the university and provide source material to administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni and members of the community. The University Archives is not a records management program. University Archives is a unit of Special Collections, a department of the University of Arkansas Libraries.

Page from 1955 yearbook
The Razorback, 1955

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Spaces and Faces, Namesakes of U of A buildings


The mission of the University Archives is to collect, preserve, describe and make available collections of enduring historical value. These collections document student activities and the teaching, research, and administrative activities of the University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus. The University Archives serves as a resource for promoting awareness of the value and use of University of Arkansas institutional history, culture and memory. It promotes research and scholarship by making available and encouraging the use of its collections by administrators, faculty, students and other scholars interested in the University of Arkansas. The University Archives supports and advances the teaching, research, and service missions of the University of Arkansas.

Access Statement

University Archives materials are subject to the policies and procedures set down by the Special Collections Department and the University Library. See Special Collections Policies and Procedures and Forms for Requesting Materials. The materials collected by the University Archives will be accessible to administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the community. However, while in its inception, the University Archives will not be able to provide in depth arrangement and description of all collections. In addition, the materials will be housed in the off-site library storage facility, requiring advance notification for location and retrieval of specific material. These issues will be addressed, and staff will work to fulfill specific research requests.

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