Our History

The University Archives, a department within Tulane University's Special Collections Division, preserves the official records of Tulane University and information about Tulane. Our archives holds over 7,200 linear feet of materials -- primarily documents, but also over 11,000 slides, 55,000 photographic negatives, and more.

The materials we preserve are crucial to the effective administration of the university, but are also important resources for class papers, honors theses, masters theses, doctoral dissertations, and research projects in innumerable fields.

Our most important record groups contain correspondence and office files of the Board of Administrators (since 1845), of presidents William Preston Johnston (1884-1899) through Eamon Michael Kelly (1980-1998), and a variety of administrative units.

Collections Spotlight

  • Jambalaya 1899

    Jambalaya, the Tulane University yearbook, was first published in 1896. It was not published from 1997-2003, nor in 2007.

  • Tulane University Football Program-The Greenie Tulane vs. Ole Miss

    Tulane University Football Program-The Greenie Tulane vs. Ole Miss