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Special Collections and University Archives has mounted 21 digital collections, featuring more than 60,000 items in digital form. These online resources represent just a fraction of the 50 million documents preserved in Special Collections and University Archives.

To access the digital collections:

  • Use the search box above to search within all collections.
  • Use the search boxes below for Marquette University History Online and Catholic Native America Collections to search those subsets
  • Click on the title of any collection below to access it individually

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Marquette University History Online

Search for Marquette University History Online images in all of the collections listed below as well as thousands of images requested by patrons
  • Building a Campus contains over 600 images and printed materials documenting the built environment through the course of Marquette University's history. The initial November 2010 release focuses on 14 buildings; regular additions featuring other buildings will be made over time.
  • The Hilltop Yearbooks span from 1915 to 1996 and offer online access to Marquette University’s student annual.
  • The Hall of Fame Collection contains over 1,200 images of individual athletes, select teams, coaches, and administrators who have been inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame.
  • The Marquette Tribune Online provides digital access to the historic print run of the student newspaper, beginning in 1916.
  • Ralph Metcalfe: The Olympic Years 1932-1936 contains 100 images, newspaper clippings, and other print materials about the sprinter once known as "The World’s Fastest Human."
  • Service at Marquette includes 150 images from 1969 through 2006 demonstrating Marquette’s ongoing commitment to community service activities.
  • The University Histories Collection comprises two out-of-print volumes detailing the history of Marquette University, one published in 1906 and the other in 1953.
  • Women in Blue & Gold features nearly 2,000 images documenting women’s intercollegiate athletics at Marquette University from 1975 through 2000.

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Catholic Native America Collection

Search for Catholic Native America Collection images in all of the collections listed below as well as thousands of images requested by patrons
  • Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions contains over 1,800 images of Native Americans and related Catholic churches, schools, clergy, and religious from across the United States. Most were submitted to The Indian Sentinel as illustrations. A few images from the Sacred Heart Franciscan Records and the Walter Bernard Hunt Collection are also included.
  • Holy Rosary Mission—Red Cloud Indian School offers access to photographic images of Oglala, Brulé, and other Indians, Jesuits, Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity and other Catholic personnel, primarily at Holy Rosary Mission and the Red Cloud Indian School and the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian reservations in South Dakota.
  • The Indian Sentinel, 1902-1962 was a fundraising magazine published by the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions. The magazine features articles by clergy, religious and Native Americans about Native life in the United States and related Catholic churches and schools.
  • St. Francis Mission The St. Francis Mission Digital Image Collection features images of Brulé and Oglala Indians, Jesuits, and Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, mostly at St. Francis Mission School on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Political Collections

Other Collections

  • African American Catholics in the United States contains over 200 images of African American clergy, religious, and laity, plus others in ministry to them, in parishes and schools, religious communities, and lay organizations since 1900.
  • Alfred Hamy’s Jesuit Portrait Gallery contains over 400 portrait engravings of famous Jesuits, scanned from the pages of Rev. Alfred Hamy, S.J.’s Galerie Illustrée de la Compagnie de Jésus (Paris: 1893).
  • Edwin A. Shanke: AP Reporter in Germany, 1937-1942 provides access to Shanke's three albums of photographs depicting his travels across Europe, his over 100 letters and cables sent to family in the United States, and selected wire copy that Shanke drafted as an AP reporter documenting Europe's descent into war.
  • The Gesu Collection offers records from the Gesu Parish and School Collection that will be of interest to genealogists. Many of the records come from St. Gall Parish which consolidated with Holy Name Parish to form Gesu.
  • I'll Tell You a Story: Memories of Pre-Holocaust Europe provides full-text access to 25 oral history interviews describing the fabric of Jewish life in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s.
  • In the Spotlight presents limited amounts of digitized materials that are relevant to current events, historical anniversaries, or that are central to Marquette University’s heritage.
  • Postcards from Manhattan: The Portrait Photography of Carl Van Vechten offers portrait postcards of prominent individuals, photographed by Carl Van Vechten and mailed to his friend, Karl J. Priebe, between 1946 and 1956.

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Patrons are invited to share information that adds to our knowledge and understanding of the events and individuals depicted in the items displayed in our eArchives portal. This feature is turned on in select digital collections. Patrons who consider commenting should first read our CONTENTdm Commenting Policy.


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