1. Start your archival research with a sentence or two about your topic.
Example: I'm researching East College and its history. I'd like to know more about how the construction was funded and its architectural style.
2. Do preliminary research on your topic.
3. Browse finding aids in the Archives and Special Collections catalog.
4. Browse the DePauw Digital Library.
5. Visit Archives and Special Collections by scheduling an appointment. View research visit guidelines and frequently asked questions before your visit.
6. Bookmark these resources.
DePauw University Libraries
A wealth of information about the library's resources, staff, and a place to ask for research help.
Archives and Special Collections
Learn more information about Archives & Special Collections on our website. Included are finding aids, collection guides, donation information, and related resources.
DePauw Digital Library
The Digital Library contains a variety of photographs, publications, and other objects spanning the history of DePauw University, Putnam County, and Indiana United Methodism. The DePauw Digital Library is hosted as part of the PALNI (Private Academic Library Network of Indiana) CONTENTdm Digital Collections.
The library catalog includes the DePauw University Libraries holdings as well as a growing consortium of thousands of public, school, institutional, and academic libraries in one, multi-faceted search.
Feel free to call, text, chat, or schedule a consultation with us for additional help. You can schedule a virtual consultation with me, here.
Campus Life at DePauw
This guide will help you identify analog and born-digital materials related to DePauw University faculty, staff and alumni. Also included are detailed lists of student and University publications.
Indiana United Methodist Church
This guide will help aid your research on the history of the United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church in Indiana. Also included are instructions detailing the transfer of local church records to the Archives and Special Collections.