We collect, maintain, preserve, and make the historical records of OSU available to researchers.
The University Archives is the repository for official and unofficial records that document OSU's history. Our collections include historical records of enduring value generated by faculty, academic departments, administrative offices, students, and campus organizations.
Does starting your research seem a little daunting? Need a little help picking a place to start? We have some ideas to get you started...
Remember that primary sources are characterized by their content rather than their format. So you might find collections with paper, glass lantern slides, microfilm or microfiche, born digital records, or a scholarly journal with the collector's scribbles in the margins.
When you open a box in Special Collections and Archives you might find: