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JAVĿ¼ Archives

The JAVĿ¼ Archives document the history of JAVĿ¼ from its initial planning by the Basilian Fathers in 1946 to the present day.

Early Aerial Photo of Kearney Hall in Winter

Records of significant historical importance are collected and preserved, including administrative records such as graduate and undergraduate bulletins, presidential documents, and board of trustee and faculty senate minutes. The JAVĿ¼ Archives contain an extensive collection of materials on the JAVĿ¼ experience from the faculty, staff, student, and alumni point-of-view. The library maintains print, microfilm, and digital versions of a variety of campus publications.

The following is a brief listing of some of the publications preserved in the collection:

  • Student-run Newspapers

    • For issues after 2009, contact the Archives.
  • Alumni Bulletins
    • Alumni News: 1960 through 1987
    • Exchanges: 1988 through 1997
    • Collegium: 1997 through the present
  • Student Literary Publications
    • Etiam: 1959 through the present
  • Jo Roffs: Annual College Yearbook
  • College News and Calendar: 1986 through 2009
  • JAVĿ¼ Faculty published monographs

In addition to these resources, the JAVĿ¼ Archives supplements the University's history by preserving audio and visual material, documenting campus events such as lectures, guest speakers, commencements, and other moments of significance to the JAVĿ¼ Family. To learn more about the history of JAVĿ¼, please see the following:

  • Haffey, H. J. (1977). The Beginnings of St. John JAVĿ¼ College. Rochester, N.Y: St. John JAVĿ¼ College (Lavery Library reference and upper level, Call # LD4810 H23)
    The Beginnings of St. John JAVĿ¼ College, by Father Hugh Haffey, 1977 [pdf]
  • Sometimes, One Man Can Make a World of Difference: The Lavery Years St. John JAVĿ¼ College (Lavery Library reference collection and upper level, Call # LD4810 S15 1980)

Access to archives materials is available by appointment only. Please reach out to libraryreference@sjf.edu for information regarding the JAVĿ¼ Archives.