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Archives & Special Collections

WSU Archives

Krueger Library Archives are located in Library 130, near the Front Desk. The physical Archives are available by appointment only. 

Scope of Collection

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.

Somsen being Built

Construction of Somsen Hall at Winona State Teachers College, Winona, Minnesota

Record in MN Digital Library

dorm room

Dorm room at West Lodge, Winona Normal School, Winona, Minnesota. 

Record in MN Digital Library

Archive Collection Highlights

Archive originals are available for viewing in Library 130 by appointment. Find digitized version when available.

Collection / Materials

Archive originals (by appointment)

Cataloging / OneSearch

Digital Versions

Wenonah Yearbooks

1901, 1911-1976 (missing 1972 and 1975)

Complete collection digitized in Open RIver

OneSearch: Series record

Open River: Wenonah Yearbooks

1901, 1911-1976. (missing 1972 and 1975)

WSU Photograph Collection

14 boxes. Most have not been digitized.

However, several hundred are available in Open River and MN Digital Library. 

Card catalog located in Library 120.  

Contact Allison Quam for access. 

No cataloging in OneSearch

Open River: WSU Photographs

MN Digital Library: Still Images > WSU

Approximately 200 photographs (portion of physical archive)

WSU Capstones, Dissertations, Thesis, SIPs, etc.  Varies, OneSearch will indicate location of print dissertations, thesis, etc. 

Coverage 1954- present

Open River: Student Capstones, Theses, & Dissertations

Coverage: 1959- present

Winonan Student Newspaper

Available for viewing in Library 120

1922 - present

OneSearch Series record

Open River: The Winonan


Restricted Use Materials

Library 007 contains restricted use materials, which contain personal information and are not available for public use. Please speak with Allison Quam about your intended use.

Archives Policies for Handling and Viewing

Materials are non-circulating and should not leave the Archives & Special Collections, but exceptions, such as a loan to a historical society or a secured display on campus, are at the discretion of the Archives and Special Collections Librarian, Allison Quam.

  • Determined on a case-by-case basis, patrons are responsible for any damages that may occur during use.
  • No food, drink, permanent writing tools (i.e. pen, markers, highlighters, etc.), or cutting tool, are allowed.
  • Pencils are allowed.

Permission to Publish