University Records

The archival materials in the University Archives are arranged by provenance into several major record groups, listed below. The examples of materials found within these record groups are not exhaustive. For a more complete listing of the records, see the Classification Scheme.

The University

Administrative records of the University and non-administrative materials pertaining to the University at large, for example:

  • President Governing documents and by-laws
  • Self-surveys and accreditation reports
  • University committees
  • Campus organizations
  • Marianist founders
  • School histories
  • Building histories


Governing Boards

Records pertaining to the governance of the University, for example:

  • Board of Trustees
  • Associate Board of Lay Trustees
  • President's Advisory Council
  • Planning Council
  • Judicial System



Records documenting faculty research, curriculum development, and non-curricular activities, for example:

  • Publications
  • Personal papers
  • Newsletters
  • Directories
  • Handbooks
  • Events


Academic Affairs

Records pertaining to the administration of the academic units and the development of educational programming, for example:

  • Provost and Associate Provosts
  • Academic Senate
  • Graduate education and research
  • International education
  • University Honors Program
  • Admissions


Student Services

Documenting offices, programs, and services for UD students, for example:

  • Kennedy Union
  • South/McGinnis Center
  • Food Services
  • Residence Life
  • Campus Security
  • WDCR



Materials by and about UD students and their activity on campus, for example:

  • Student publications
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Rosters
  • Student organizations
  • Events


University Relations

Materials pertaining to University development, advancement, and communications, including athletics, for example:

  • Alumni relations
  • Public relations
  • Honorary Degree recipients
  • Intercollegiate athletics
  • Intramural athletics
  • News releases


University Libraries

Documenting the administration of the Libraries and the acquisition of library resources and collections, for example:

  • Meeting minutes
  • Correspondence
  • Publications
  • Library histories
  • Self-surveys
  • Events


Academic Units

Records pertaining to the programs, centers, administration, and curriculum of the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Health Sciences, School of Engineering, and School of Law, for example:

  • Rules and regulations
  • College and School histories
  • Publications
  • Departmental records
  • Course information