Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections

The Department of Special Collections and the University Archives at the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library provide access to UST's collection of rare books and manuscripts and archival material from throughout UST's history.  Holdings include more than 35,000 volumes, 2400 cubic feet of manuscripts and archival records, photographs, films, architectural drawings, and ephemera.

‌The department welcomes researchers from the University of St. Thomas community as well as members of the public.  While walk-ins are welcome during open hours, researchers are encouraged to call (651-962-5467) or email (uarchives@stthomas.edu) to make an appointment to consult specific materials.

Search the Archives & Manuscript Collections:



A new audio-visual archive collection called Elevator with over 150 films, speeches and musical recordings compiling St. Thomas memories throughout the years!

History Pin

Enjoy our online historical campus tour

The Holy Cards Collection

A selection of holy cards found in books in the collection of the Ireland Library

The Conrad Pickel Collection

Images of stained glass art windows in the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Catholic Pamphlet Collection

A sample of published pamphlets related to the Roman Catholic Church