The Luther College Archives collects, organizes, preserves, promotes, and makes available records of enduring historical, legal, administrative and fiscal value.
The archives are used by college administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and others.
The collection consists of a variety of formats including
The collections have been organized into record groups to aid in access for staff and researchers.
The archives are interested in collection material relating to the history of the college. If you have items of historical interest to the college, please contact the archivist.
The archives also receives limited support from a recently established endowment. Donations of any size are always welcome.
College Archives Hours
|Monday – Friday
|8:30 am – 4:30 pm
|Saturday – Sunday
|Additional research hours in the Luther College Archives are available by appointment. If the College Archives door is closed, please contact the Circulation Desk for more information. The College Archives will be closed for lunch in the middle of the day.
ABSOLUTELY no food or drink is allowed in the Archives.
Please leave water bottles and coffee mugs in your bag or outside the room.
Materials will be brought to the researcher to use in the Archives reading room on the third floor of Preus Library. Materials may not leave the room.
Brief cases, backpacks and portfolios must be stored in the researchers coat rack in the Archives Reading Room.
Only pencils may be used to take notes. Electrical outlets are supplied for laptop computers.
Absolutely no marks may be made on Archives material.
A photocopier/scanner is available in the Archives Reading Room. It is up to the discretion of the Archives staff to decide what may and may not be safely reproduced.
All the materials are valuable to current as well as future researchers. Materials must be handled with care. You will be provided with cotton gloves when handling certain items.
If your research will result in a publication, please see the Archivist for the proper citation giving credit to the Luther College Archives. Before publication please consult the Archivist about any copyright restrictions.