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Finding ASU History

Basic tools for finding ASU history materials


Convenient Call Numbers for 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 on a walk-in basis at the Wurzburger Reading Room, Hayden Library, Tempe campus:

Yearbooks, 1911-1997                                 Call Number: 131.15 

  • Not available/not produced: 1918, 1920, 1935-37, 1973-75, 1979, 1981-86, 1998-present
  • Brief editions: 1921, 1933, 1942-46, 1961, 1976-78

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 # 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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