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Finding ASU History

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 are adding more guides all the time!

NOTE: Almost all archival collections require an appointment 5 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, 1987-2014. All editions are available by appointment in the Wurzburger Reading Room at Hayden Library, Tempe campus. 

ASU News Archive

Full text searching for online news articles and press releases distributed by ASU Media Relations ca. 2011-present. 


Hardcopy Tools

Arizona Board of Regents Card Files

Two card files produced by the Office of the President to index ABOR minutes, 1945-1970; 1970-1984. Must be retrieved from storage, Ask an Archivist for call number 2.2 M669!

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