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Finding ASU History

Basic tools for finding ASU history materials

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make an appointment in the Wurzberger Reading Room?

When is the Wurzberger Reading Room open?

  • The Wurzberger Reading Room is by appointment only. Please use the Ask an Archivist form linked above to request an appointment. Visit the Library hours page for all operating hours information.

How can I donate materials to your collection?

Where can I submit a research question?

Call Numbers for Frequently Requested Publications

Request these materials through Ask An Archivist. Include the call number and the date or year of issue for each item:

  • ASU Insight (staff newspaper) - Call Number: 0.5 Ar47 Folio 
  • ASU Insight West (staff newspaper) - Call Number: 1011.5 W52 (not folio)
  • State Press (student newspaper) - Call Number: 131.10 St29 Folio 

Note that recent State Press editions are available online, see the Research Tools tab.

  • Football Game Programs - Call Number: 34.13 
  • Enrollment Summaries - Call Number: 33.10 

See also the Student Enrollment Data Compilations online collection.

  • ASU Statistical Summary/Fact Book - Call Number: 33.8 

These materials are available by appointment at the Wurzburger Reading Room, Hayden Library, Tempe campus:

  • Football Media Guides - Call Number: 34.7 
  • Commencement Programs - Call Number: 45.3 

ASU Graduation and Commencement Resources

Commencement Programs

The Graduation Office has provided digital copies of the Commencement Program from Fall 2012-present. Issues can be accessed here

Physical copies of Commencement Programs (1887-present) are available for viewing in-person at the Wurzburger Reading Room, Hayden Library, Tempe campus. (Call Number: 45.3)

Honorary Degree Recipients

The Graduation Office maintains a list of Honorary Degree Recipients which includes links to commencement speeches for some speakers.

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