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The Krueger Library supports teaching and research for academic programs at WSU. The print collections are searchable through OneSearch.

Library collections include:

  • 400,000 print volumes, including books and bound volumes of periodicals
  • 400,000 titles in microformats
  • 38,000 videos, including both DVDs and streaming titles
  • 60,000 electronic journal titles
  • 80,000 e-books and other electronic texts
  • Approximately 163 subscription databases, organized by subject and by title

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Archives and Special Collections

Krueger Library’s Archives and Special Collections collects, preserves, and provides access to the primary source materials relating to Winona State University's history, examples of fine printing, and other objects that support the study, teaching, and research of WSU.

Types of Materials

The Krueger Library has the following collections available for viewing:

  • WSU Yearbooks from 1910 to 1972, when yearbook publication ended, are available to view
  • The Winonan Student Newspaper from 1922 to current is available for viewing. Previous years are bound.
  • Master's Thesis and Graduate Papers - most thesis and graduate papers written by WSU graduate students are available for viewing. They are also cataloged and can be located by using the Library's online catalog.
  • 14 boxes of photographs are available for viewing. A small card catalog provides some access to the various photos. The Archives has digital copies of several hundred WSU photographs into the searchable database of the Minnesota Digital Library.

Room 006 in the Library's basement contains restricted use materials, which contain personal information and are not available for public use. Please speak with Allison Quam about your intended use. These materials include:

  • Search committee records
  • Personnel files
  • Congressional records
  • Residence Hall Contracts
  • Various departmental and office records

Archives Access

Archives and Special Collections are accessible by appointment only. Contact  Allison Quam

OpenRiver Digital Collections

OpenRiver is Winona State University’s Digital Commons Repository. OpenRiver open access collections preserve and showcase the scholarly and creative work of WSU's students and faculty, as well as the history of Southeastern Minnesota. Highlights of OpenRiver include:

Winona Newspaper Database

Digital Sound Collection

Select music from the WSU collection has been digitized for curricular purposes. Music and sound are available for streaming by single file/song. This collection is available only on campus (or using the WSU VPN) through the library's catalog. See our Digital Sound Collection guide for more information. 

Government Information

Krueger Library is a United States Federal Depository. The collection includes:

Archives and Special Collections Librarians

Archives and Special Collections

Allison Quam
Library 122D

OpenRiver Administrator

Kendall Larson
Library 122C

Government Documents Specialist

Vernon Leighton
Library 124A