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Finding ASU History: Research Tools

Basic tools for finding ASU history materials

Online Tools

ASU Library Catalog 

Search descriptions of approximately 20% of the Archives books and periodicals.

Arizona Archives Online 

Search guides to archival collections located all over Arizona, limit to University Archives using the Advanced Search feature if you want! Archives is adding more guides all the time!

NOTE: Some collections require an appointment 2-3 days in advance because they are stored off campus!

University Archives Index

Electronic index to Archives photographs “Info” files, “Bio” files, and "Small Manuscripts". For photo descriptions with thumbnails attached add "digital photographs" to your search terms!

ASU Newspaper Index   

Electronic Index to articles in the State Press, ASU Insight, and ASU Insight West, 1987-present. All hardcopy editions are available at the Luhrs Reading Room, and electronic versions of the State Press online editions 2001- are available here.

ASU News Archive

Full text searching for online news articles and press releases distributed by ASU Media Relations ca. 2000-present.

 

Hardcopy Tools

University Archives Card Catalog

Yes we have a card catalog for the older stuff! Author and Title index for approximately 60% of the Archives publication collection.

ASU Newspaper Index Card File

Yes we have newspaper indexing prior to 1988! Author/Title Index for news articles in the State Press, ASU Insight and select local papers, ca. 1900-1987. Indexing is capricious and early 20th century period indexing is spotty. Indexing for 1975-1987 is more complete.

Arizona Board of Regents Card Files

Two card files produced by the Office of the President to index ABOR minutes, 1945-1970; 1970-1984. Ask for call number 2.2 M669

University Archives Classification Numbers Notebook

Contains the complete list of assigned Archives classification numbers with a subject/office title index.

Come to the Luhrs Reading Room to use these resources!

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