Special Collections & Archives

University Archives

Contact Information
Trish Nugent
Trish Nugent


Elizabeth Kelly
Elizabeth Kelly


Kure Croker
Kure Croker


Rachel Master
Rachel Masters


Trish, Elizabeth, Kure and Rachel are available to answer questions about the University Archives. For general assistance, please email us at archives@loyno.edu or call 504-864-7063.

Special Collections Hours
Mon - Thu 9:00am to 4:30pm
Fri 9:00am to 12:00pm
Room 333, Monroe Library

The University Archives includes papers, audiovisual material, publications, photographs, and more documenting the history of Loyola University New Orleans.

Page contents:

  1. University Administrative and Student Organization Collections
  2. University Audiovisual Collections
  3. University Dissertations and Theses
  4. University Photographs
  5. University Publications
  6. University Vertical File
  7. Related Collections

university administrative and student organization collections

The following collections document Loyola's administration and students. Access restrictions for individual collections are noted.

  • Board of Directors Minutes Collection, 1912-1991 Inventory (PDF)
  • Contains minutes from Board meetings. Minutes may be labeled as Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, or Board of Regents. Collection is open for research use pending approval from the President's Office.

  • Clubs and Organizations Collection Inventory (PDF)
  • Contains files from over 200 of Loyola's student clubs and organizations.

  • Facilities and Master Plan Collection, 1993-2009 Inventory (PDF)
  • Documents master plans and facilities for Loyola University New Orleans.

  • President's Files
  • Papers of Loyola University's President. Collection is open for research use pending approval from the President's Office. Please consult Special Collections & Archives staff for assistance.

  • SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) Collection, 1964-1995 Inventory (PDF)
  • Materials related to Loyola's accredidation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

  • Vice President for Academic Affairs Collection, 1961-1986
  • Papers of Loyola University's Vice President for Academic Affairs. Collection has not been processed; please consult Special Collections & Archives staff for further information about access restrictions.

  • Vice President for the Office of Administration, 1975-1988
  • Papers of Loyola University's Vice President for the Office of Administration. Collection has not been processed; please consult Special Collections & Archives staff for further information about access restrictions.

  • Vice President for Business and Finance Collection, 1889-1971
  • Papers of Loyola University's Vice President for Business and Finance. Collection has not been processed; please consult Special Collections & Archives staff for further information about access restrictions.

  • Institutional Advancement, Director of Research Services
  • Papers of Loyola University's Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Director of Research Services. Collection has not been processed; please consult Special Collections & Archives staff for further information about access restrictions.

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university audiovisual collections

The following collections contain film, video, and audio recordings of various events at Loyola University. Special Collections & Archives does not have media equipment to play all of these formats, so service copies of audiovisual items may need to be made before viewing or listening. Please consult Special Collections & Archives staff for further information

  • Audiovisual Collection, 1956-2007 Inventory (PDF)
  • Media type includes 16mm, VHS, DVD, cassette tape, reel-to-reel audio, mini-DV, Betacam, and more. Materials were made primarily for purposes of promoting the university and recording important events. Examples include building dedications (Buddig Hall, J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library), institute openings (Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy), presidential inaugurations (Rev. Bernard Knoth, S.J., Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J.), anniversaries (Loyola's 75th, Rev. James Carter, S.J.'s 15th, College of Law's 100th), panel discussions (Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J.), commencement ceremonies, and various Loyola marketing and admissions materials.

  • Education Today Audio Collection, 1966-1970 Inventory (PDF)
  • Contains reel-to-reel audio recordings of Education Today, a radio program recorded at Loyola University New Orleans. Topics of discussion ranged from educational theory and strategy to "What is Music Therapy?"

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university dissertations and theses

This collection is comprised of dissertations and theses written by Loyola students from 1925-present.

  • Undergraduate Theses, 1925-1975 Inventory (PDF)

  • Graduate Theses, 1933-present
  • Graduate theses are bound and preserved in Special Collections & Archives. They may be searched in the library catalog.

  • Electronic Theses, 1958-present
  • The Electronic Thesis Collection consists of theses from Loyola graduate and undergraduate students dating back to 1958. Since 2009, undergraduate honors theses have only been accepted in electronic form and will only be available here. Some items are restricted for use to on-campus Loyola users. Items are available in the Louisiana Digital Library.

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university photographs

This collection is comprised of photographs dating back to the early 20th century. Early photographs include some taken by famed New Orleans photographer E.J. Bellocq.

  • University Photographers
  • Since 1949, the university has employed an official photographer. More information about the university's photographers is available here.

    • Russ Cresson, 1949-1987
    • Many of Cresson's photographs have been digitized and are available in the Louisiana Digital Library. Additional prints and negatives from Cresson are available in Special Collections & Archives.

    • Tracy Smith, 1987-1989
    • Some of Smith's photographs have been digitized and are available in the Louisiana Digital Library. Additional prints and negatives from Smith are available in Special Collections & Archives.

    • Harold Baquet, 1989-2014 Partial Prints Inventory (PDF)
    • Some of Baquet's photographs have been digitized and are available in the Louisiana Digital Library. Additional digital images, prints and negatives from Baquet are available in Special Collections & Archives. While the collection is being processed, updates to the inventory will be posted here.

    • Dr. Edward Wynne, 1938-1939 Finding Aid (PDF)
    • Dr. Edward W. Wynne was an Arts & Science graduate of Loyola University New Orleans in 1939. According to his son, Michael D. Wynne, Dr. Wynne was the school’s unofficial photographer during the late 1930s. Dr. Wynne's photographs are digitized and available in the Louisiana Digital Library.

  • Vice President for Institutional Advancement, University Relations Inventory (PDF)
  • Images transferred to the University Archives from Institutional Advancement. Primarily prints of photos taken by university photographers and then used in university promotional materials.

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university publications

This collection arranges and preserves some of the more important publications issued by Loyola University from the 1850s to the present.

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university vertical file

Odd or ephemeral university or university-related material. Arranged alphabetically by broad subject area or by title. Some entries have multiple folders.

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related collections

Collections that document Loyola Athletics, the College of Music, the Physics Department, and individual faculty and alumni are available in the Archival & Manuscript Collections.

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