Santa Clara University

University Archives

Welcome to the University Archives

  • thumbnail imageAbout Us

    The University Archives collects, preserves and provides access to University records, manuscripts, photographs, and other collections in its holdings.
  • thumbnail imageCollections

    The collections in the University Archives reflect the rich religious and educational heritage of Mission Santa Clara de Asis, the eighth of California's twenty-one missions, and Santa Clara College, the first institution of higher education in California. 
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  • placeholder imageAccess & Services

    The University Archives is open to the public and provides access to its holdings by appointment. The Archives staff are available for reference services, research and instruction, and records management support. Learn More »
  • svhoDigital Collections and Online Exhibits

    The University Archives is building a growing set of digital collections and online exhibits. View our collections online and learn more about our digital projects.
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Tradition Shattered! Women at Santa Clara

"Tradition Shattered" read the headline of the student newspaper, The Santa Clara, on March 22, 1961. With this statement, SCU became the first Catholic coeducational institution of higher learning in California.
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