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DePauw University Archives & Special Collections

A brief guide to learn more about Archives & Special Collections.


Archives & Special Collections is home to a variety of resources documenting the growth and development of DePauw University and the United Methodist Church in Indiana. The collection includes DePauw University publications, official records, papers of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Also included are publications created by the Indiana United Methodist Church, church histories, and directories. 

Special Notice: We've moved! You can find us in the Julian Science and Mathematics Center, classroom 111. The physical collection is currently inaccessible to research during this time. We encourage you to use our online resources, such as the Digital Library and the Archives Catalog.


Winter Term 2022 Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 4:30pm 
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Reading Room

To schedule an appointment or receive research help, please email us. If you'd like to schedule a virtual consultation, please visit the DePauw University Libraries Research Help -- Appointment page. 

COVID-19 Research Visit Guidelines

  • It's recommended your visit to the Archives and Special Collections be scheduled at least 24 to 48 hours in advance. Schedule an appointment with us by email or phone.
  • Reading room capacity has been reduced to adhere to physical distancing guidelines.
  • A mask or face covering must be worn at all times inside DePauw University Libraries. 
  • registration form must be completed before viewing any collection materials.
  • No materials will be retrieved within the last hour of closing.
  • Archives staff will gather materials 30 minutes prior to closing. Staff will properly quarantine materials and disinfect surfaces during this time.
  • Materials can be placed on hold for future use. Please contact Archives staff during your visit for more information.