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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.

    Researchers may access the Archives' records in person or by remote requests. Regular requests can take up to a week depending on the request and staff availability. Urgent requests can be fulfilled sooner. Due to staff availability, staff will spend no more than one hour on reference requests for requests unrelated to official college business. Contact the archivist for details.

    The Archives is open by appointment only. Please contact the College Archivist Mara Shatat 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) 646-8183.

    Research Requests

    The Ursuline College archivist will gladly assist faculty and staff in searching for information in the archives for college-related business. Regular requests can only be performed by appointment only and can take up to a week depending on the request and staff availability. Urgent requests can be fulfilled sooner. Contact the archives for more information at

    Other available services at the Ursuline College Archives include:

    • Scanning, photocopying, and photo duplication.
    • Records appraisal: the archivist can work with your office to help set up records retention guidelines and schedules.

    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.

    Contact our Archivist