Yearbooks contain text and photographs celebrating the graduating seniors and events of the year. They often contain: photographs, pictures of the senior class, summaries of campus activities, clubs, sports and references to major world events. They may also include photos of administrators, faculty, and staff. Ads are at the back for patrons and local businesses.
Yearbooks are available in print on the main floor of the library in the reference section. These are for in-library use only.
Digital versions of the Fairfield University yearbook the Manor are available form 1951 - 2011 as part of the Internet Archive:
Course catalogs or bulletins are a great source of information about ongoing curriculum changes at the University. They list courses, faculty and administrative personnel. In addition, they offer information regarding mission, degrees awarded, tuition fees, core requirements, and brief histories of departments and schools within the University.
Course Catalogs are available at:
We are in the process of migrating our archival digital collections from a legacy platform to a new collection: University Archives, part of Fairfield University's institutional repository DigitalCommons@Fairfield. As more of our historical material become available, we will post links to our collections here on the research guide. In the interim, please feel free to contact the University Archivist with any questions or concerns.
Student newspapers contain articles about current events on campus and in the world, editorial pieces including letters to the editor, reviews of plays and music, photographs, ads for local goods and services, as well as publicity for upcoming events on and off campus. They are a great source of primary research about campus life.
Student newspapers can be found at DigitalCommons@Fairfield:
*(this collection is still being digitized; only the first few years are available online at this time)
This collection offers about two hundred photograph of early campus buildings, people, and includes some campus events. Information about each photo is included. Please feel free to visit this ongoing collection at DigitalCommons@Fairfield:
Don't forget! The Manor yearbook is also a great source for photographs.
For research outside the scope of Fairfield University history, you may wish to schedule appointment with a research librarian. You can do that here: Schedule and Appointment with a Librarian.
Don't need a full appointment? You can Ask a Librarian by phone, text, email, or chat!
For primary research related to Fairfield University history in our Archives & Special Collections, click here to Schedule an Appointment with the University Archivist.
Also if you are planning in-person use of archival materials, please check out our Research Guidelines before your appointment.