About the Archives


Due to the Archives collection move, the Miami University Archives will be closed from Monday, April 11 – June 1, 2016.  The collection consisting of materials chronicling all aspects of Miami University (1809- ), Western College (1858-1974), and Oxford College (1854-1928) history will move from its current location at 1 Withrow Court to the Walter Havighurst Special Collections located on the 3rd floor of King Library.    

The staff will have intermittent email access and will respond to requests via Archives@MiamiOH.edu  

You may also contact us via TELEPHONE: 513-529-6720 or 513-529-2069.

or Special Collections 513-529-3323 SpecColl@MiamiOH.edu

 We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to serving you in our new location at King Library.


The archives held at Miami University are comprised of three archives, all located on the 3rd floor King Library  you need to contact us regarding appointments, questions, this webpage or anything else you can call (513) 529- 6720 or email us at Archives@MiamiOH.edu.

Archival records may be accessed online through our ArchivesSpace instance.

The Miami University Archives: The Miami University Archives is part of the University Libraries Special Collections Department. The Archives contains manuscripts, publications, photographs, and artifacts dealing with Miami University history. It also houses many of the surviving records and publications of Oxford College for Women, one of the first U.S. Protestant schools to confer the Bachelor of Arts degree upon women. The Miami University Archives supports the mission of Miami University and the Miami University Libraries by facilitating equal access to materials chronicling University history, administrative business, and teaching activities.

The Western College Memorial Archives: Founded in 1998, the Western College Memorial Archives is dedicated to acquiring and preserving any and all materials related to the Western College for Women. The archives lays claim to materials from the Board of Trustee records dating back to 1853, original material from Western College’s various Presidents (including Helen Peabody, Leila McKee and William Boyd), an impressive photograph collection and much more.

The Oxford College Archives: The Oxford College for Women was a women’s college which merged with Miami University in 1928. The archives documents the history of the college.

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