University Archives

Harvey A. Andruss

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    Link to the home page for Andruss Library's Special Collections.

    Andruss Library History

    University Archives History

    Library Exhibits
    The Archives is responsible for maintaining exhibits in the library. This is a listing of physical exhibits currently on display in the Harvey A. Andruss Library.

    Online Exhibits
    The University Archives has created online or 'virtual' exhibits to highlight the Archives' collections and the history of Bloomsburg University.

    Histories of the University
    The Archives has put online original and published histories that showcase different aspects of the University's past.

    Finding Aids
    Finding Aids to Official Records and Manuscript Collections held by the University Archives.

The University Archives is located on the Third Floor, to the left as you leave the elevator. The Archives includes four rectangular stained glass windows made by the George W. Spence Company of Boston in 1918 and 1919, and one of the three Tiffany windows in the library building.

Archival Collections

The University Archives serves as the depository for all records of historical value relating to the history of Bloomsburg University. Material in the Archives consists of non-current university records, regardless of medium, generated by university officials, faculty, staff, and students in conducting the business of the institution. This material includes office files, minutes, photographs, films, correspondence, artifacts and memorabilia, publications, scrapbooks, blueprints, oral history tapes, and manuscript collections.

The following records, publications, and minutes held by the Archives are some of the major sources of information on the history of the University:

  • Trustees' Minutes, 1866-2009
  • Course Catalogs, 1867-2008
  • Alumni Magazine, 1894-1921, 1926-2004 (Online 1894-1975)
  • Student Handbooks, 1900-03, 1905-06, 1928-
  • Newspaper Clippings Scrapbooks, 1910-19, 1924-87
  • Yearbooks, 1915- (Online via Internet Archive, 1915-2011)
  • Student Newspaper, 1923- (Online 1923-1998)
  • Class Schedules, 1964-
  • Faculty Handbooks, 1970-72, 1975-80, 1984-2003
  • Faculty/Staff Telephone Directories, 1971-
  • Faculty/Staff Newsletter, 1973-2008
  • Student Telephone Directories, 1985-2007

                Due to the uniqueness and fragility of the materials, they must be used only in the University Archives Reading Room during scheduled hours. The University Archives is located on the third floor of the library. Scheduled hours for the fall and spring semesters are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Hours during the summer are by appointment only, so please contact the Archivist in advance for assistance.

            Donations of historical material relating to Bloomsburg University are greatly appreciated, and can be sent to University Archivist and Historian Robert Dunkelberger.  He can be contacted by phone at (570) 389-4210, by mail at the Harvey A. Andruss Library, Bloomsburg University, 400 E. Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, or by e-mail at

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