Special Collections & Archives

The Krueger Library’s Special Collections & Archives collects, preserves and provides access to the primary source materials relating to the University’s history, examples of fine printing and other objects that support the study, teaching and research of Winona State University.

There are many different types of archives materials including yearbooks, photographs, personnel files, residence hall contracts and more. Many of these materials contain personal information are not available for public use. Most of the rest may not leave the library. Please speak with Russ Dennison about your intended use.

Types of Materials

The Krueger Library has collections of the following materials available for viewing: 

  • Yearbooks
    WSU Yearbooks from 1910 to 1972, when yearbook publication ended, are available to view.
  • The Winonan (Student Newspaper)
    The Winonan from 1922 to current is available for viewing. Previous years are bound.
  • Master's Thesis and Graduate Papers
    Most thesis and graduate papers written by WSU graduate students are available for viewing. They are also cataloged and can be located by using the Library's online catalog.
  • Photographs
    14 boxes of photographs are available for viewing. A small card catalog provides some access to the various photos. The Archives department has deposited digital copies of several hundred WSU photographs into the searchable database of the Minnesota Reflections project run by the Minnesota Digital Library.

Room 006 in the Library's basement contains restricted use materials such as:

  • Search committee records
  •  Personnel files
  • Congressional records
  • Residence Hall Contracts
  • Various departmental and office records