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University Archives & Special Collections

The University Archives and Special Collections is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, by appointment only.

University Archives

University Archives contains books, documents, photographs, and objects about the growth and history of Indiana State University-Evansville (ISUE) and the University of Southern Indiana (USI). Founded in 1965 as Indiana State University-Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls over 11,000 dual credit, undergraduate and graduate students in more than 130 areas of study. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. Many of the items in this collection contain primary sources collected from the University, alumni, and others with an interest in preserving and sharing history.

Featured collections:

  • University Athletics Collection
  • Shield Student Newspaper Collection
  • University Photographs Collection

For more information about materials in this collection, check out our Finding Aids

The UASC at the University of Southern Indiana preserves significant records documenting the history of the University.  Due to the growing size of the University and the large amount of paperwork generated by the various departments, units, and programs, the University Archives has established guidelines for the types of materials accepted and for the time each is retained.  Some will have no retention limits while others will be subject to periodic review and disposal.

An example is show below of how to cite materials from the University Archives and Special Collections. If there are any questions, notify the University Archives and Special Collections staff by emailing at: archives.rice@usi.edu.

Collection Title. Collection, Box, and Folder Numbers. Source, Location, Date.

  • Beardsley, Montgomery, Gordon Family. MSS 297-1-3. University Archives and Special Collections, Evansville, IN. 10 April 2018.
  • Clubs and Organizations. RH 013-9. University Archives and Special Collections, Evansville, IN. 27 July 2017.
  • Creative and Print Services. RH 041-1-4. University Archives and Special Collections, Evansville, IN. 15 October 2018.
  • Double-Cola Company. MSS 283, Map Case Folder 3.  University Archives and Special Collections, Evansville, IN. 7 February 2015.