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Archives & Special Collections

We’ve maintained the institute’s historical documents, photos and more in our Archives and Special Collections since our founding in 1874.

About Our Archives and Special Collections

The Archives and Special Collections at Rose-Hulman trace back to the Institute's founding in 1874. Since then, records, photographs, artifacts and other items of historical value have been collected and preserved by the numerous Institute librarians. Our goal is to make the Archives and Special Collections more usable, visible and better preserved. We wish for them to continue to meet the research needs of our users for generations to come. 

Using the Archives and Special Collections

The Archives and Special Collections are used by Rose-Hulman faculty, staff, students, alumni and members of the global community. We do not have regularly scheduled hours or a designated reading room for researchers. Therefore, it is necessary to contact the archivist with research requests ahead of time.


While most collections are open for research, some collections have restrictions placed on them, either in whole or in part. These restrictions may be imposed by the donor for a specified amount of time, or they may be imposed at the discretion of the archivist.  


Items from the archives such as artifacts and records are often lent to internal departments for display or research purposes. We do not lend items for use off campus, but requests for copies of documents or photos in digital format may be requested by alumni or by those not affiliated with the Institute. Please contact Ryan Weir with any such requests.

Donating to the Archives 

The Archives & Special Collections accepts items, records and collections of enduring historic value to the Rose-Hulman community. Contact Ryan Weir to discuss your donation.

Bernadette Ewen

Bernadette Ewen

Bernadette Ewen has been leading the Institute’s library services since 2012. Her career spans private industry and teaching at Indiana University. She earned her master’s degree in library science from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in life sciences from Indiana State University. She is also certified in copyright management and has studied multiple languages at Switzerland’s University of Fribourg.

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Logan Library
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Text a Librarian: (812) 669-3997

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