Help Us Grow

The Archives & Special Collections will carefully consider any offer of privately owned material bearing on the history of the institution or anything that may enrich our collection of private papers and rare books, provided that the Archives & Special Collections incurs no obligation to retain such material as an integrated collection or in any prescribed form. Letters, diaries, rare books, and campus memorabilia are just a few examples of materials you may wish to donate.

For University of Puget Sound administrative and departmental programs, please consult University Archives & Records Management.

Shelmidine Collection 

Shelmidine room

Professor Lyle S. “Stan” Shelmidine (1906-1966), was a well-loved member of the University of Puget Sound and Tacoma communities. The professor of Near and Far East history left the Archives & Special Collections a remarkable collection of artifacts, letters, and books collected during his travels abroad. On March 4, 1975, the Shelmidine room was dedicated by “his loving friends and old associates.”

Summer Fellowship in the Archives & Special Collections

The Summer Fellowship in Archives & Special Collections Grant was established in 2012 to promote student research, scholarship, and creativity through the use of primary sources.  The Summer Fellowship will provide students with an opportunity to work with primary sources and assist in making these materials available for future study and research.  Information on current and past projects is available here.

Highlighted Acquisitions

If you are interested in donating to the Archives & Special Collections, please contact