The University Archives needs your help!

Do you still have your old sports jerseys? All of those buttons, pens, and other giveaways from campus events? How about a scrapbook you made of your time here or the scrapbook you made for your club or organization? Or even piles of photographs, home movies, pamphlets, postcards, and booklets? Whatever you have that tells the story of your time at Illinois State, the University Archives wants your stuff!

The University Archives is actively collecting materials from former students, faculty, and staff that tell the story of Illinois State University. We are particularly interested in memorabilia, college/department papers, and faculty papers. If you have materials you would like to donate, feel free to email us or give us a call to set up an appointment. Can’t make it to us? Let us know and we’ll be happy to come to you!

To schedule an appointment, please call (309) 438-3546 or email us at We’re counting on you to help us preserve ISU’s history!”