Open Monday - Friday 8 a.m - 5 p.m.
Appointments are preferred.
Please contact the archivist atLovewellHeatherL@sau.edu or (563) 333 - 5868.
To access the Archives and Special Collections, head to the third floor of the library. Look for the director's office along the blue wall. The entry to the archives is through the director's assistant, Kathy Byer's, office. We will be sure to pull the appropriate materials for you ahead of time. We look forward to your visit!
The following primary sources are available for research by appointment.
Student Newspaper Collection
Ambrosian News: 1931/32-1967/68
The Paper Sac: 1968/69 - 1983/84
Ambrose Magazine: Fall 1984 - Spring 1992
The Buzz: Fall 1992 - present
The Ambrosian: 1913 - 1923 - earlier yearbooks often give a play-by-play account of major athletic events
The Oaks: 1940 -1941; 1948 -1984
This is a literary publication that was published by the students. 1923/24 - 1942/43
Although there are many fiction pieces, this quarterly publication also includes reports on athletics.
History of the University
Bees & Burr Oaks - 100 Years of St. Ambrose College, by Rev. Anthony G. Farrell '60, 1982
A Great and Lasting Beginning: The First 125 Years of St. Ambrose University,
Rev. George W. McDaniel '66, 2006
Athletic Department Sports Information Collection
The Athletic Department has kept records about the sports program at St. Ambrose College and later University that span from 1892-2011. Please peruse the finding aid below to become better acquainted with the 31 boxes of files stored in the archives.