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Let’s Go Bills!

The SLU University Archives wishes our Saint Louis University Billikens good luck as they prepare to meet the North Carolina State University Wolfpack in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament this evening in Orlando, Florida. Tonight’s game … Continue reading

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Jesuits and Baseball: 19th-Century SLU Prefect Diaries Online

1870, Sept. 29th   Boys went to see the match between [the] Red Stockings and [the] Empires — R[uns] S[cored] 7 — E[rrors] 5. It rained at the fifth in[ning]. Prefect Diaries for the years 1851 to 1894 from the Saint Louis University Libraries … Continue reading

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Saint Louis Exorcism of 1949

The Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections, in a joint program with the University’s Office of Mission and Ministry, will present a guest lecture and panel discussion on the Saint Louis Exorcism of 1949 this 29 October 2013 at 4pm … Continue reading

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Past President Produced Patriotic Poetry

Saint Louis University archives will be closed along with the rest of the university in honor of Independence Day. However, we wanted to commemorate the occasion for our patrons in some way. Luckily, the University historical records contain a letter written … Continue reading

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Today in SLU History!

It was 57 years ago today, on June 3rd, 1956 that ground was broken for Pius XII Memorial Library! This photograph commemorating the occasion was taken moments before the first spade of dirt was turned. Pictured here, from left to … Continue reading

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New Alumni Magazines Digital Collection

In a cooperative project between Archives & Manuscripts, the Saint Louis University Libraries Digitization Center, and University Marketing and Communications, we are proud to announce the library’s latest digital collection — “Saint Louis University Alumni Magazines.” The university’s first alumni … Continue reading

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Pius Library Then and Now: An Exhibit on Renovation in Pius XII Memorial Library

During the first 140 years of its history, Saint Louis University’s library shared building space with the teaching faculty. From 1888 the University Library occupied a four-story, open mezzanine structure in DuBourg Hall. By the mid twentieth-century, however, the rapid … Continue reading

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