Access the physical and digital history of CUW

The Concordia University Archives support the mission of the university by retaining, organizing, and preserving materials critical to the growth and development of the institution in order to better appreciate God’s blessings and to have a basis on which to shape the future. We welcome you to view the archives, but ask that you respect our use policy.

CUW Archives Use Policy

The CUW Archives primary users are CUW faculty and staff, students and alumni. The Archives are available for use by the general public with approval of the CUW Archivist.   

Many of the items in the Archives are unique and/or fragile and must be handled with care. Food, drink, and gum are prohibited when using or viewing the materials.

Photocopying is permitted with the approval of the CUW Archivist only when it will not damage the materials and is allowed by federal copyright law.  

Schedule an Appointment

Access to the archives is by appointment only. An Archives Material Request form should be completed for external requests for materials in the Archives. For access permission or questions, please contact Maureen Schinner.

Selected items from the Archive have been digitized and are accessible to the public. Campus newspapers, college yearbooks, and historic photographs are searchable and viewable in the CUW Library Digital Collections.