University Archives Finding Aids

Finding aids are guides to archival collections and can be used to determine which collections are of use to you! Use this page to search and browse the finding aids for University Archives materials.  University Archives is organized in record groups and series which are roughly in alignment with the university's organizational structure. Record groups are the major administrative divisions of the overall collection. Record series within these record groups are the discrete, distinct collections.

Record series vary considerably. Some large series consist of fifty or a hundred boxes; other series are only a single sheet of paper. Access to portions of some series is restricted. Most finding aids exist as online. Some collections have additional print inventories of information in the collection control file. The control files are accessible upon request. In addition, the Information File serves as a good starting point for a variety of topics represented in University Archives collections. These finding aids are located in the SC&UA reading room.

As of January 2023, UNI Special Collections & University Archives uses ArchivesSpace to create, manage, and display collection finding aids. You can also access ArchivesSpace by clicking any of the record group headings below. Doing so will take you directly to ArchivesSpace. For additional information on navigating and using our archives collections and finding aid database (ArchivesSpace), visit this guide.

**If you have any questions or concerns about the record groups, please contact Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield at Thank you!**

01 - Board of Regents

02 - Office of the President

03 - Academic Affairs

04 - Student Affairs

05 - Finance & Operations

06 - Office of Compliance & Equity Management

07 - University Faculty & Staff

08 - Division of University Advancement

09 - Information Technology

10 - University Relations

11 - Graduate College

12 - College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

13 - College of Education

14 - College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

15 - College of Business

16 - Division of Communication and Outreach Services - Historic

17 - Student Life

18 - Athletics Administration

19 - Alumni Collections

20 - Military Affairs

21 - Price Laboratory School

22 - Library 

23 - Photograph Collection

24 - Office of University Counsel

25 - University Small Collections