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UNW Archives



The UNW Archives exists to support the mission of University of Northwestern and Northwestern Media:

To provide Christ-centered higher education equipping believers to grow intellectually and spiritually, to serve effectively in their professions, and to give God-honoring leadership in the home, church, community, and world.

In order to support this goal, the Archives collects, organizes, preserves and makes accessible materials of historical and intellectual significance related to Northwestern and its community. This is done in order to:

1.    Document God’s faithfulness in the history of the institution.

2.    Provide source material for administrators, faculty, students, alumni, scholars, and other interested persons who seek to evaluate the character, actions, and impacts of the institution.

3.    Remind the Northwestern Community of their founding principles, encourage community members to stay true to these values and the ministry, and to hold the community accountable by maintaining a record of activities.  


Hours:  By appointment only, generally during normal business hours.

Phone: 651-628-3358


Address: The Berntsen Library
University of Northwestern – Saint Paul
3003 Snelling Avenue N. 
Saint Paul, MN 55113

Access: students, faculty, and staff of the University of Northwestern – Saint Paul, as well as visitors and researchers may schedule an appointment.

Holdings: W.B. Riley Collections, student newspapers,The Pilot, alumni magazine, various college memorabilia including yearbooks, photos, posters, etc.

Services: Research service is available to students, staff, and faculty University of Northwestern – Saint Paul, as well as other individuals with relevant inquiries. If you are unable to visit the archives, specific reference or research questions can be submitted via email or phone.