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Washington University Vertical File

 Collection
Identifier: WUA-01-wua00207

Folders are grouped by topic (Alumni and Donor Biographical Information, General Information, and WUSTL History) and arranged in alphabetical order.

See also the Building Information Files, School and Department History Files, Fred Volkmann Collection of University Subject Files, Public Affairs Biographical Information Files, and Washington University Memorabilia Collection for similar materials.

Dates

  • circa 1900-2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Conditions Governing Use

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Extent

1.50 Linear Feet

5 Linear Feet

Historical Information

A collection of materials on topics related to Washington University and St. Louis history that is obscure, difficult to locate, and / or frequently asked. It is not comprehensive, and researchers not located an individual or topic of interest should contact the Archives Staff for additional resources.

Topics include:

• Small histories / biographies by and about alumni, donors, and other persons with some connection to the University.  (For faculty and trustees biographical see separate collection: Public Affairs Biographical Information Files).

• WUSTL history topics not related to a specific collection in the Archives, and also not specific to any campus building, school, or department.

• Very small donations (single folder or less) by alumni and others on general history topics / events, which do not fit with either an existing collection or the Washington University Memorabilia Collection.

Arrangement

Files are arranged into three series, and in alphabetical order by file.

Series 1: Alumni and Donors

Series 2: General Topics

Series 3: WUSTL History

Method of Acquisition

Materials were donated to the University by various alums and other individuals over the years, or were compiled by University Archives staff.

Accruals and Additions

Accruals are interfiled within the collection. Materials and topics are added periodically.

Related Materials

See also the Building Information Files, School and Department History Files, Fred Volkmann Collection of University Subject Files, Public Affairs Biographical Information Files, and Washington University Memorabilia Collection for similar materials.

Processing Information

Processed by Sonya Rooney June 2008 and updated by Miranda Rectenwald in September 2008 and October 2009.  Updated by Sonya Rooney in July 2010. Updated and numbered version 002 by Miranda Rectenwald in March 2011. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in July 2019. Updated by Sonya Rooney in February 2020.

Title
Washington University Vertical File
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2021 March 31: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Contact:
Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495