We collect, organize, preserve and make accessible materials related to Thunderbird's history. 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. During Thunderbird's transition, archival materials are located in offsite storage and access is facilitated by the Archivist (see contact information on the left). In addition, many many materials have been digitized and are available via links in this library guide.
Items in the Archives
What is in the Archives?
Papers of the Presidents
School Bulletins and Catalogs (1946-present)
Thunderbird Field materials (1941-1945)
Thunderbird Magazine, Das Tor and Journals
Papers from various departments including Communications, Development and the CMC
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
Books by Thunderbird authors
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!
ALL MATERIALS ARE ACCEPTED IN PRINT OR ELECTRONIC FORMATS