Some of the most useful resources for researching St. Olaf’s history are now available online and accessible by all members of the St. Olaf Community, including parents, alumni, and friends.
Digitized College Publications
- The Manitou Messenger, our college newspaper;
- the College Catalogs/Bulletins, which document course offerings and faculty assignments;
- and the Viking, our college’s yearbooks;
- as well as Joseph M. Shaw’s History of St. Olaf 1874-1974 (1974), Dear Old Hill: The Story of Manitou Heights, the Campus of St. Olaf College (1992), and;
- Eugene E. Simpson’s A History of St. Olaf Choir (1921)
- The Archives also features growing digital collections of photographs, moving images, and other digital objects on their landing page: http://elevator.stolaf.edu/archives
Rolvaag Library’s R&I Librarians and Research Tutors can offer training and guideance in using these resources. Ask at the Research Desk in the Rolvaag Library Lobby.
The archives has assembled the names of over 2700 students who were enrolled during the first 30 years of the college’s history. This document also includes the dates of each student’s enrollment and department.
Identifies the collection number of many items in the Archive’s physical collection, including letters, diaries, office records, artifacts, recordings, publications, scrapbooks, and photos.