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University Archives

The Villanova University Archives are the official depository for the permanent records of the university. These records are deemed permanent because of their legal, fiscal, administrative, or historical value.

The Archives were established to collect, preserve, appraise, describe, organize and make accessible all permanent records in whatever form made or received in connection with the transaction of university affairs. It is the responsibility of the Archives to document the operations, policies and programs of Villanova University.

In effect, the Archives serve as the institutional memory of the University.

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More Information

Please read the Guide to the University Archives for more information on the University Archives history and policies.

Records Retention Policy 

Please see the Records Retention Policy and Schedules (pdf)

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For more information on materials held in the University Archives and for arranging a donation or transfer of materials, please contact between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday:

University Archivist
Fr. Dennis J. Gallagher, O.S.A.
(610) 519-4133


Last Modified: Thursday, July 24th, 2014