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.
Open by appointment only: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 9:00-4:30; Wed., 1:00-7:30. 4 person maximum in the reading room. Please email the archivist to make an appointment.
Please check the WSU Library calendar for any changes to 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 reading room is located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC), room L-328A. Access is by appointment.
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:
The Archives collects nearly Worcester State-related materials including course materials, event fliers, faculty and student publications, handbooks and guides, photographs, and memorabilia 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.