Welcome to the Faculty Papers Resource Guide!
This guide highlights the faculty papers in the University Archives. More information about the collections can be found in Guides to Collections or by visiting the University Archives in Albert Emanuel Hall.
What are faculty papers?
Faculty papers are private collections that complement the official record of the University history, policies, and activities. They comprise materials created or accumulated during a faculty member’s career, encompassing teaching, scholarship, and service to the University and to his or her profession. Faculty papers may also contain personal papers conveying biographical information about the faculty member’s childhood, education, family, and civic activities.
Why are they important?
Faculty collections enhance the existing records of the University’s community, culture, and institutional and administrative history. Additionally, they document achievements in faculty research and scholarship; teaching, the classroom, and faculty-student engagement; and faculty service to the University and the community beyond campus. Faculty papers also relate to broader, non-institutional topics such as higher education, Catholic and Marianist education, American intellectual life, subject domains (e.g., philosophy), and biographies.