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Archives & Special Collections

At the Creighton Archives & Special Collections, we care for and make accessible rare and valuable books, manuscripts, papers, images and artifacts.

These invaluable materials tell the story not only of Creighton but the world at large. Our hope is to continue to preserve our materials and make them available for research and discovery.

The Archives’ permanent collections cover a wide range of topics, including University operations, student life, Creighton’s founders, the Jesuit community, St. John’s Church, St. John’s hospital and so much more.

Your Giving Day gift will help us preserve Creighton's treasures for generations to come. Thank you!

Preserving our history

Past Giving Day support has helped the Archives digitize and make available our student newspaper and yearbooks. Funds have also been raised to conserve Mary Lucretia Creighton's saddle and portraits of the four founders of Creighton University: Edward, Mary, John and Sarah Emily Creighton.

Your gifts have a tangible impact on Creighton's history.

More about Archives & Special Collections

The Creighton Archives & Special Collections maintains and provides access to collections that appeal to a variety of researchers: archival holdings related to the history of Creighton University; rare books and other valuable print materials; and special collections from literature, health, art, religion and other fields. 

The Archives is also an endless source of research and images for many of the historical stories that run on See our archive of Archives stories here.

What is Giving Day?

It’s the day you make a difference for Creighton University.

The day you can support our most immediate areas of need.

The day thousands of donors like you come together to make a huge collective impact, one gift at a time.

P.S. — Your gift will also support Creighton's historic Forward Blue fundraising campaign!

Thanks To Our Recent Donors!