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Location & Hours
Xavier Archives & Special Collections is located at Library Resource Center, 319
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Irwin Lachoff, Associate Archivist
Vincent Barraza, Digital Project Archivist
Eric Joseph, Research Associate / Archives
The University's own historically-valuable records represent by far the repository's largest unpublished collection.
In addition to incorporating all of the public relations records of the University, including all of the old vertical files of press clippings and
photographic files, the records of University and Media Relations also include the records of the Drexel Center for Continuing Learning. Of
particular note are the materials generated by the Drexel Center when it produced a television documentary in the 1980s. A brief description follows:
A House Divided. Records, 1983-1987. Ca. 40 linear ft.
Correspondence, planning documents, and videotape of interviews of civil rights leaders and others recorded for the one-hour documentary about
African Americans and race relations in New Orleans politics in the 1960s and '70s. Most of the material was not used in the documentary, and
many of the interviewees are now deceased.
Others administrative subdivisions of the University represented in the University Archives are as follows: Admissions, Alumni Affairs, Board of
Trustees, Bush Grant Office, Campus Ministries, Career Services, Center for Environmental Programs, Center for Intercultural and International
Programs, Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Cooperative Education, Commission on Governance, Counseling and Wellness Center,
Employees’ Federal Credit Union, Family Life Center, Financial Aid, Fiscal Affairs, Health Services, Human Resources, Humanities
Endowment Committee, Information Technology Center, Placement, Registrar, Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Corporation of Louisiana Minutes,
Magazine Street Convent Annals and Related Correspondence, Upward Bound, War Production Training Unit, Xavier Cluster, and Yearbook.
Among academic programs, the Division of Education and the Social Science Department have transferred the greatest volume of records.
Other academic programs represented are as follows: African-American Studies, Art, Biology, Business and Economics, Chemistry, Communications,
English, Graduate School, History, Languages, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Music, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Pre-Engineering,
Pre-Medicine, Psychology, and Sociology. Xavier Archives also holds records about athletics and student groups, including the Student
Government Association, African-Americans with a Responsibility to Enlighten (AWARE), and the Beta Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
SAA (Society of American Archivists)