Archives and Special Collections
on the St. Paul Campus Library
- About Visiting the Collections at the St. Paul Campus Library
- Online Archives & Special Collections
- Sophia: An e-community of scholarship and learning
- St. Catherine University Digital Collections
(including Ade Bethune, Fine Art & Photography collections, and The Wheel, Ariston, Pot Pourri, The Magnet and other University publications including Scan)
The University Archives and Special Collections are open a limited number of hours per week, and hours may vary between semesters.
- Archives: Please call (651) 690-6553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ade Bethune Collection: Please call (651) 690-6599 or email email@example.com
Anyone wishing to use these collections is strongly encouraged to call ahead for an appointment, and to confirm that staff will be available to offer assistance.
The Archives and Special Collections are located in the Lower Level of the library, St. Paul campus.
Deborah Kloiber is the University Archivist and Head of Special Collections. Her phone number is (651) 690-6599.
Located on the Lower Level of the library, the Archives stores and preserves documents pertaining to the history of the college. It includes: administrative and departmental reports; university, student and alumnae publications; faculty theses, dissertations, books and compositions; and published materials about faculty and administrators. Also found in the Archives is a large collection of photographs reflecting campus life, personalities and activities.
Supplementing this is a collection of realia of historical interest, some of which are also a tangible record of faculty travel. Realia given or willed to St. Kate's from personal collections are incorporated into the Archives collection.
Access to the Archives and Special Collections is restricted to the University community and those conducting scholarly research (please see Policy on Access to and Use of Archives and Special Collections). Those with questions regarding the Archives and/or Special Collections may call (651) 690-6553.
This is a collection of the papers and art works of the liturgical artist, Ade Bethune.
The Hurley Collection is named as a memorial for Sister Jeanne d'Arc Hurley, CSJ, a former St. Catherine University faculty member. The Hurley sisters, Catherine and Maracella Hurley, gave the collection to honor their sister. The collection is comprised primarily of miniature books. It also contains some rare books and books illustrating various styles of printing.
Sister Antonia McHugh
The Sister Antonia McHugh Collection contains works of literary merit which have been autographed. Works of local authors and/or authors connected with St. Kate's are emphasized.
Evelyn Goodrow Mitsch
The Evelyn Goodrow Mitsch Collection is a gift of the Mitsch family through the eldest son, given in memory of the mother of the family. It is a collection of orientalia, including books and scrapbooks on China and Japan, as well as examples of Mrs. Mitsch's work as an artist and brush writer.
The collection is housed in two cases, also gifts of the family.
Florence and Alfred Muellerleile
The Florence and Alfred Muellerleile Collection is comprised of books collected by Mr. Muellerleile, a master printer, publisher, and president and owner of North Central Publishing. Included are books on printing and on printers, both old and modern, and a collection of Christmas editions. Also in the collection are rare and precious Bibles and incunabula.
This is collection of children's books. It includes a nearly complete set of Ruth Sawyer's own writings as well as her correspondence.
Charlotte Hill Slade
When Georgiana Slade Reny gave St. Kate's her mother's collection of rare books, it was decided to name the entire collection after her mother, Charlotte Hill Slade. The Slade Collection contains examples of fine binding, printing, orientalia, first and limited editions, children's horn books, and many older works. Also included are gifts from miscellaneous donors, including art books from Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Niemeyer. A highlight of the Slade collection is a group of one hundred and thirty-five first editions of Anthony Trollope's novels, including eleven signed presentation copies.
St. Catherine University Digital Collections serves as the online home for unique collections on campus. These resources are made readily accessible to students, faculty, and the general public. Current collections include visual and textual materials; other collections will be added as they become available.
ArcaSearch includes: The Wheel, Ariston, The Magnet, Pot Pourri, La Concha, The Lantern, Scan, The Hour Glass, Vatican Council, Sister Antonia Radio (to choose a collection use the drop-down menu under Select Publication)
Sophia: Digital Commons
SOPHIA, an e-community of scholarship and creativity, is an online repository provided by the Libraries of St. Catherine University. Its purpose is to collect and make accessible new knowledge created by the students, faculty, and staff of the University, encourage collaboration and innovation, and increase the visibility of our research and scholarship. Members of the academic community are invited to contribute their completed scholarship and creative works.
Collections include work from various schools, departments, and programs; Masters and Doctoral research; Antonian Scholars Honors program; events and conferences; Office of Research & Sponsored Programs; SelectedWorks Gallery