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.

For more information about The Archives & Special Collections Department, please visit https://library.valpo.edu/archives.

Additional archival collections are available on our Digital Collections website (https://collections.valpo.edu/digital/).

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Browse the University Archives & Special Collections:

Campus Commentary

Old School Catalogs (1859-1924)

O.P. Kretzmann Collection

Valparaiso University Guild Bulletins