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Thunderbird School of Global Management Archives

Digital materials and research tools providing access to Thunderbird's historically significant records and publications.

Welcome to The Thunderbird Archives!

Preserving the Legacy, Telling our Story

We collect, organize, preserve, and make accessible materials related to the history of the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Included in our collections are photographs, papers, reports, publications, oral histories, memorabilia, artifacts, and other objects. Our goal is to continue to document the Thunderbird experience from all perspectives, preserving our legacy for future generations of the Thunderbird community. Archival materials are located in offsite storage and access is facilitated by the Archivist (see contact information on the left).  In addition, many materials have been digitized and are available via links in this library guide.


**Note: To view materials in person, please make a request through Ask an Archivist or by calling (480) 965-4932. Please make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit. In-person appointments are only available in the Wurzburger Reading Room, Hayden Library (Room 138) on the Tempe campus. Check the ASU Library Hours page for current availability.

Items in the Archives

What is in the Archives?

  • Papers of the Presidents 
  • School Bulletins and Catalogs (1946-present) 
  • Thunderbird Field materials (1941-1945)
  • Yearbooks (1951-1998)
  • Thunderbird Magazine, Das Tor and Journals 
  • Papers from various departments including Communications, Development and the CMC
  • Strategic Plans
  • Photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, CD’s and DVD’s
  • InterAd Project notebooks and presentations
  • Commencement announcements, brochures and speeches
  • Pins, buttons, pens, mugs, posters, t-shirts, plaques, and trophies
  • Thunderbird Balloon Race Classic memorabilia

And much more!!

Items sent to the Archives are intended to be kept as part of the permanent record of the School to be cataloged and preserved. This is not the same as sending materials to long-term storage. Storage materials are usually marked for destruction at some future date. They are not part of the permanent record of the School.

When in doubt, please send the items to the Archives and materials will be evaluated. Thank you for your help in preserving the Thunderbird legacy!



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