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University Directory collection

Identifier: ua00160


This collection contains bound volumes of registered students, including undergraduate, graduate and professional, faculty, administrators, and staff present at the University of Minnesota.

Scope and Contents

This collection holds 110 volumes of the publication from 1893 to 2009. There are also a number of seasonal or quarterly supplements included. The individual volumes are listed chronologically under the “Navigate the Collection.”

Scope and Contents

The following issues published do not have physical items:

  • Directory, Summer Session (Digital Version Only), 1918
  • University Address Book (Digital Version Only), 1919-1920
  • Directory, Summer Session (Digital Version Only), 1920
  • University Address Book (Digital Version Only), 1928-1929
  • University Address Book (Digital Version Only), 1944-1945
  • Address Book (Digital Version Only), 1957-1958
  • Student-Staff Directory (Digital Version Only), 1965-1966
  • Student-Staff Directory (Digital Version Only), 1981-1982
  • Department Directory, 2012-2013

  • The item record for each directory represented under “Navigate the Collection,” is included only to provide access to digitized versions of the issues that were scanned at a previous time.


    • 1894 - 2008

    Access to Materials

    Physical items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

    A duplicate set of this publication was digitized and all physical volumes represented have corresponding digital versions that are available in the University Digital Conservancy: "Directories (Students/staff)" (1908-2012)

    Links to the digitized versions for each volume are also included on the associated item records listed under Navigate the Collection.


    Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

    Historical Note

    The University Directory began as a campus-wide publication consisting of “a complete list of the faculty and a classified list of students with their city and home addresses” (1) in the fall of 1893. Produced annually, this directory went on to include expected graduation year, phone number, job title, campus address and a key to deciphering what college a student is studying in. The University Directory was known as the University Address Book, The Bulletin, and the Student-Staff Directory over time and ceased publication in the spring of 2009.


    (1) Student/Staff Directory, 1910-1911


    6.25 Cubic Feet (7 trays, 2 half hollinger boxes and 1 legal size hollinger box)

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    The collection is arranged chronologically.

    Related Materials in the University Archives

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    Related Materials in the University Digital Conservancy

    Processing Information

    *The collection guide is under revision (March 2023). Additional item records and descriptive notes will be added*

    A set of bound volumes from the University Archives Reference Collection were trayed, listed, and listed to form the collection in the spring of 2023.

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