The Archives & Special Collections department acts as the official repository for Valparaiso University by collecting, organizing, preserving, and providing access to historical university records and supports the Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources' mission by providing access to and discovery of special collections to students, faculty, staff, scholars, patrons from other institutions, and the community in general.

This website contains several university history-related collections, including the O.P. Kretzmann Collection.

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Additional archival collections are available on our Digital Collections website (


Browse the University Archives & Special Collections:

Campus Commentary

Center for the Study of Campus Ministry

Lutheran Diaconal Association

Lutheran Human Relations Association of America

Old School Catalogs (1859-1924)

Old School Publications

O.P. Kretzmann Collection

Valparaiso University Guild Bulletins

VU Magazine

Walter E. Keller's Devotional Studies of Psalms