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Washington University Memorabilia Collection

Identifier: WUA-01-wua00206

Items in this collection are housed in boxes and described in general terms with the donor listed, followed by the year the donation was received in the Archives (when this information is known).


  • 1800s-2019


Conditions Governing Access


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 (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.)


77.00 linear feet

189 boxes

Historical Information

This collection is comprised of a broad range of interesting ephemeral objects relating to local and University history given to Washington University Archives by a variety of alumni, faculty, and other individuals. Originally titled as “Washington University Curiosities Collection,” these items were grouped together by the Washington University Archives staff as a collection.


This collection is arranged by item size and date recieved. Items are added to the end of the collection as received.

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to the University Archives by various individuals over time.


Accruals are interfiled or added to the end of the collection, as received.

Processing Information

Processed by Jay Kempen and Leela Pandey in March 2005. Updated by Sarah Pabarcus in February 2006. Updated by Miranda Rectenwald in November 2006 and August 2008.  Updated by Rachel Wigen-Toccalino in April 2009 and by Miranda Rectenwald in June 2009. Updated by Samantha Halstead in June 2010. Updated by Ashley Eckhardt in July 2011. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in June 2016, February 2017, December 2017, February 2018, September 2018, February, June, July, September 2019, January 2020, August 2021, July 2022, August 2022, and May 2023. Box 121, 122, and 122A were removed from the collection and transferred to WUA00538 Meyer Family Papers by Sarah Schnuriger in February 2023 at Sonya Rooney's request, see administration files for more information.

Washington University Memorabilia Collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 May 28: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

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