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UNW Archives

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Greg Rosauer

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

Archives Contact

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

Phone: 651-628-3358



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.

Using the Archives

Before Starting

  • Consult with the archivist in person, via e-mail, or over the phone. The consultation will help the archivist determine whether there is anything in the collection that will meet your need.
  • Look over the Collections portion of this guide.
  • Browse the Archives' Digital Collections

While using materials, remember:

  • Items do not circulate.
  • You may only have a pencil, your own paper for notes, and a camera with you when using materials. 
  • Food and drink—including water bottles—are not permitted when using materials
  • To please make sure that your hands are clean before you handle any materials.
  • A self-service photocopier may be used to copy material that is flat and not too fragile. Decisions about whether you may copy archival material are made by the archivist.
  • Other reproduction options, including photocopying, scanning, and digitization are available.