The Collection

The University Archives holds a wide variety of historical materials donated by the University, its schools and departments, faculty, student groups, and affiliated organizations.


Books and Periodicals

Publications by the University and its subordinates have been added to Richter’s general collection. Please go to Richter’s online catalog below to research them. The University of Miami Press publications are also listed there.

Online Catalog


Archival Collection

The University Archives’ historical collections, such as organizational records, manuscripts, audio and visual materials, scrapbooks, and memorabilia, are listed in the separate database below.

Archival Collection


Digital Collection

Please go to the link below to browse and search The Miami Hurricane (1927-2012), The Carrell (1960-1996), Tempo (1949-1971), and Veritas (1960-2008). Also, we have been able to digitize selected number of items in the University of Miami Historical Photograph Collection and the University of Miami Campus Architecture Collection.

University of Miami Archives Digital Collections


Oral Histories

  • University of Miami 60th Anniversary Collection consists of 66 videotaped interviews conducted by the Office of Student Affairs of the University in 1986.
    See collection details
  • William Butler Oral History Collection consists of 22 videotaped interviews conducted by Dr. William Butler in the 1980s and 1990s, who was former Dean of Student Affairs.
    See collection details


Thesis and dissertations

See theses and dissertations


History of the University of Miami: A Selected Bibliography

See bibliography


Harmful Content Statement

The University of Miami Libraries are working to assess past and current descriptive practices to ensure that materials accurately and respectfully describe the communities featured in our collections, with special attention paid to remediate language that is outdated or harmful to our patrons.

For more information, please see the Libraries’ Harmful Content Statement.