Archives are the documentary by-product of human activity retained for their lon-term value.
An archive collects, preserves and provides access to historical materials.
Images: photographs, negatives, slides
Documents: yearbooks, correspondence, reports, maps, drawings
Material Culture: pennants, hats, artists' brushes
Born Digital Documents: email, pdfs, text documents
Audio/Visual Recordings: oral histories, event recordings
The University Records contain publications, images, administrative records, research materials, and scrapbooks dating from Willamette’s beginnings. Also available are materials relating to Freshman Glee, one of Willamette’s longest running – and most beloved – traditions.
The Political Papers collections include papers, photographs, memorabilia and audiovisual materials of elected individuals representing Oregon at the state and national level with topics of local and regional interest such as: conservation and environmental issues; women’s rights; and trade issues.
The Pacific Northwest Artists Archive (PNAA) is a collaborative project of the Willamette University Archives and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. It is a collection of materials related to the careers of artists who are or were active in Oregon and Washington for the major portion of their careers.
The Personal Papers collections are manuscript collections, diaries, and the correspondence with a focus on individuals involved in regional missionary work, settling Salem, and developing Willamette University.
Archives & Special Collections
Mark O. Hatfield Library
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
Tuesdays 9am - 12pm
Thursdays 1pm - 4pm
Fridays: 9am - 4pm