The University of San Francisco Archive Room contains a variety of
materials pertaining to the history of the institution since its
foundation as Saint Ignatius Academy on Market Street in 1855. The
majority of the collection items date from after 1906, when the
institution lost all its buildings, libraries, laboratories, and their
contents in a major earthquake and fire storm.
The Archive Room
collection contains student sponsored annual books, the San Francisco
Foghorn newspaper, literary publications, general university catalogs,
commencement programs, student handbooks, sports programs, alumni
association publications, fund drives promotional materials,
architectural plans, photographs, and ephemera from general university
life and the president’s office are available for viewing or research
purposes in the archives.
The collection holdings include public records generated by the
various administrative offices of the university arranged into 8 major
record groups. There is a small collection of printed catalogs, plus
some yearbooks and student publications that originated in the former
San Francisco College for Women/Lone Mountain College. Public records
of the university’s Labor-Management School (1946-1976) program are
also available to researchers. There is access to photocopiers in the
Location: Gleeson Library Lower Level, Room 12
Hours: Monday – Friday, 3 PM to 6 PM
For research questions: please contact us here or phone: 415-422-2036.