Finding IUP Archival Collections

IUP Archival Collections and Finding Aids

Our archival collections are divided into two groups: Record Groups and Manuscript Groups.

  • Record Groups represent the institutional history of IUP and include IUP publications (such as commencement programs, yearbooks, and other publications) produced by campus offices and departments.
  • Manuscript Groups have been donated by individuals, businesses, and organizations often associated with the university or Pennsylvania. These archival collections include industrial and labor history related to the coal mining, steel production, and transportation industries.

Finding Aids are written indexes to documents in our Record Group and Manuscript Group collections, helping researchers locate specific letters, papers, or other documents within a collection

IUP Collections in ArchivesSpace

In collaboration with the Keystone Library Network, we've joined with ArchivesSpace to provide assistance to researchers navigating the diverse archival collections that the university has to offer. ArchiveSpace is a repository of electronic copies of finding aids and other information, all available through a convenient interface.

For more information, contact Harrison Wick, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, at