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    Ursuline College was founded in 1871. Our archives chronicle our rich history.

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    The Ursuline College Archives exist primarily to collect, organize, describe, make available and preserve materials of historical, legal, fiscal and/or administrative value to Ursuline College from its beginnings in the middle nineteenth century. 

    Digital Collections 

    Explore original photographs and yearbooks in the Ursuline College Archives via OPAL’s Digital Collections, a shared repository of digitized materials contributed by participating private, academic colleges and universities from across Ohio.  

    Digital Collections

    Research Requests

    The Archives is open by appointment only. Researchers, faculty, and staff may access the Archives' records in person or by remote requests. Please contact the College Archivist at or (440) 646-8181. 

    If you are unable to contact the archivist and you have an urgent request, please contact the Reference Desk at or (440) 449-4202. 

    Donate Your Personal Collections

    Archives welcomes gifts and other materials that help preserve the history of Ursuline College.

    Archives Gift Policy

    The Ursuline College Archives welcomes gifts of organizational, administrative, and personal documents, photographs, scrapbooks, memorabilia and other materials that help preserve the history of Ursuline College, its students, alumni, faculty and staff. Gifts will be accepted with the understanding that they become the property of the Archives, and decisions concerning retention, cataloging, and location will be made by the Archivist. Under special circumstances, gifts may be accepted with agreed upon restrictions as to their disposition, use, or location. Specific conditions for all gifts received will be set forth in the Deed of Gift document signed by the donor.

    If you have materials related to the history of Ursuline College that you would like to donate, please contact us.

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