The Worcester State University Archives and Special Collections includes a variety of historical materials available for research use.
Visit the Collections page on this guide to learn more.
Hours are 1:00 - 4:00 Wednesdays or by appointment-- Please check the WSU Library calendar for changes to regular hours.
University-related collections such as course catalogs, graduation programs, historic photographs, student newspapers, and selected faculty and presidential papers from 1874-present.
Rare Books which include topics on local and regional history some titles in popular fiction, and education.
Special Collections which include the Dennis Brutus collection of personal papers and manuscripts.
The Archives are open to members of the Worcester State Community and the general public.
The Archives reading room is located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC), room L-328A.
Archives materials are unique, rare, fragile, or valuable so they don't circulate and must be used only in the reading room.
When planning your visit:
Yes! The Archives collects nearly all Worcester State-related materials including memorabilia, photos, course materials, student works, faculty publications, event fliers, handbooks, and promotional items such as t-shirts, mugs, and buttons.
The Archives can't pay money for materials, but your donation may be tax deductible. Contact the archivist for more information.
High on the Archives wish list.
Your donations help preserve Worcester State History.
Chandler Village, c. 1973. This image shows the Chandler Village residence halls when they were new. Opened in 1973, this complex was the first student housing buildings on the current campus. (Photo restored by Bill Byers)