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Archives: Archives Collections

Worcester State University Archives and Special Collections

Finding collections

A Finding Aid describes an archival collection. It includes information about the contents, the size, and history of the collection. Click here for more information.  Finding Aids for WSU archives collections are available as PDFs--click on the hotlinked collection title in the boxes below. Some historical WSU publications also have full text available, see below for more information. 

WSU Archives Finding Aids

Collections related to Worcester State include core historical materials such as course catalogs, yearbooks, and commencement materials as well as selected faculty papers, student papers, and information about events, programs, and the campus.  

Special Collections Finding Aids

The WSU Special Collections includes the papers of Poet and activist Dennis Brutusthe Malcolm Gordon Cartoon Collection, and the Edward J. Zysk Labor Collection. Collections available for research are listed in the finding aids below.

Rare Books

The Rare Books collection includes more than 400 rare or unique items. Included are examples of bindings and illustrations from the mid 19th to the mid 20th centuries. There are also a small number of signed editions or limited print runs.

About 75% of rare books are cataloged and can be found in the library's online catalog

  • On the Location dropdown select ARCHIVE and then search. 

100% of rare books are listed by title or by author in the documents below.