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.

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, which contain personal information and are not available for public use. Please speak with Russ Dennison about your intended use. These materials include:

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


Patrons are encouraged to make an appointment with either Russ Dennison or Allison Quam for access to the materials in the Special Collections & Archives. However, any of the WSU Krueger Librarians can provide access to the Special Collections & Archives during the following hours:

Fall & Spring Semesters

Holidays, breaks, and other exceptions apply

Monday - Wednesday
10am - 8pm

10am - 6pm

10am - 3pm

1pm - 8pm


Holidays, breaks, and other exceptions apply

Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm

6 - 8pm

Friday 10am - 4pm

Sunday Closed
  • Determined on a case-by-case basis, patrons are responsible for any damages that may occur during use.
  • No food, drink, permanent writing tool (i.e. pen, markers, highlighters, etc.), or cutting tool, is allowed.
  • Pencils are allowed.
  • Consult a librarian before scanning or photographing. All copyright rights law apply.
  • The librarian on duty will retrieve the requested material(s) from the materials rooms.
  • Once the patron has finished using the material(s), the patron must inform the librarian so that the librarian can return the material(s).
  • During weekends and semester breaks, if the librarian on duty leaves the building, the patron must exit the Special Collections & Archives area as well as leave all materials in the area. The patron can resume their work in the Special Collections & Archives once the librarian returns.
  • Materials are non-circulating and should not leave the Special Collections & Archives, but exceptions, such as a loan to a historical society, a secured display on campus, or for instructor’s use in a classroom, are at the discretion of the Library Archivist (Russ Dennison) or Special Collections Librarian, Allison Quam.