The University Archives will soon have a new home on the 5th floor of the Alkek Library. Construction began the first week of July to create dedicated space for a reading room, office, work areas, and collection storage for frequently used materials.
Since the addition of staff positions to expand the role and scope of the University Archives over a year ago, University Archivist, Kris Toma, Archives Assistant, Audrey Flores and Student Assistant, Bethany Raynes, have been hard at work beginning the substantial task of identifying, sorting, and bringing order to materials related to university history. The University Archives is expected to evolve and grow over the next several years into a rich resource for university history as missing pieces from the university’s past are added to the collection. Archives staff will also be seeking materials to fill in gaps in collection holdings.
Upon its completion expected early this fall, the University Archives will open its doors to visitors and researchers. Research appointments are encouraged to allow staff to prepare material related to your request prior to your arrival. E-mail the University Archivist at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.