The University of San Francisco: Gleeson Library
Man and Woman in a Garden
Ecclesiæ anglicanæ trophæa
Bill Russell
Church Frame

Digital Collections

Digitized special collections materials from the Donohue Rare Book Room, electronic publications and other academic works by USF faculty and students, and digitized archival materials related to university and local history. New collections and items are regularly added to the site and will be featured here.

Featured Collection

Adios 1942

USF Yearbooks

The USF Yearbooks—variously titled The Don, The Ignatian, and in the example pictured here, The Adios—offer a window onto the changing face of the campus, the students, and the City. Find basketball great Bill Russell in 1955; check out the "Frosh Smoker," the "Soph Drag," and see Jimmie Durante (ask your grandparents) crown the queen of the Mardi Gras in 1954; see the patriotism of 1942; see the politics, protests, and unbridled creativity of 1972; see your professors when they were young.

Moreover, see the tides of history, culture, fashion, and ideas through the prism of USF students and their yearbooks.

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All Collections

Donohue Rare Book Room Features

Eric Gill: The Plait

Printing and Graphic Arts Collection

Selected prints, drawings, photographs, maps and other graphic materials from special collections, including over 300 prints and drawings by Eric Gill,  the British sculptor, typeface designer, stone-cutter and print-maker.

E.M. Forster

Manuscript Collection

Selected literary and historical manuscripts from special collections. It currently includes letters by notable literary figures like E.M. Forster, Sherwood Anderson, etc.  It also features an autograph by Saint Ignatius of Loyola from the 16th century.

St. Ignatius College—Laboratory of analytical Chemistry: 1905

Rare Book Collection

Selected rare books ranging from early printed books to twentieth-century printed ephemera. The collection currently features a number of early twentieth-century booklets by the likes of Eric Gill and John Fass, whose works are celebrated for their design and typography.

History Recaptured

The Don 1973

USF Yearbooks

The USF Yearbooks—variously titled The Don, The Ignatian, and The Adios—offer a window onto the changing face of the campus, the students, and the City.
Over time, the collection will include yearbooks from 1910 to the present.

general catalog

USF General Catalog

Selected volumes (1976 to 2009) of USF's General Catalog or Course Catalog are full-text searchable in this collection.

Steel Frame of St. Ignatius Church

USF Historical Materials

Selected materials from the library holdings and the University Archives that are related to USF or local history.

USF Publications & Academic Works

Asia Pacific: Perspectives

Asia Pacific: Perspectives

A peer-reviewed electronic journal published roughly once each summer by USF Center for the Pacific Rim. It welcomes submissions from all fields of the social sciences and the humanities with relevance to the Asia Pacific region

Writing for a Real World 08-09

Writing for a Real World:
A Multidisciplinary Anthology of USF Students

Writing for a Real World is dedicated to providing a public forum for the finest undergraduate student writing at the University of San Francisco. Created in partnership between the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Program in Rhetoric and Language, WRW publishes refereed student writing with commentary from students and their instructors.

DNP Project

School of Nursing DNP Projects

Documentation of the evidence-based-practice projects for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at USF School of Nursing.