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University Archive

An overview of the contents of the Tiffin University archives.

Tiffin University dining set

class photo

Tiffin Business University class photo, 1936

The Collection

Among the hundreds of materials in the university's archive, you will find:

  • Artifacts - non-photographic and non-print materials, including but not limited to:
    • China dishes once used to instruct Tiffin University students about table etiquette in the job interview process
    • Flags and banners from prior campus events
    • Greek Life memorabilia
  • Building and architectural renderings which document the evolution of the university's campus
  • Yearbooks and other student-related publications
  • Class photos
  • Photographs from events, graduations, and more!
  • Sports photographs and memorabilia
  • Print publications and reports related to university operations
  • Items on CD and VHS, including recordings of past graduation ceremonies

Oldest: 1878 - New Bryant and Stratton's Common School bookkeeping (signed by Edward H. Miller) 

Newest: We are still curating! The library clips current newspaper articles to preserve in the archive, and at minimum programs are collected from convocation and graduation each year.

Curating a Collection in a Digital World

While the archive is still collecting print materials where they can be found, many publications are now moving online and curated in areas that rest outside of the purview of the University Archive. In addition to visiting our location on campus, you may want to browse through the collections listed here: