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BW Archives

Archive Access Info

The office of the University Archivist is located on the second floor of Ritter Library in Room #224. It is strongly suggested that a research appointment be made in advance to assure the necessary time and materials are available.


For your convenience, appointments are available. Archive hours are generally available during the following hours:

  • Monday: 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Mission of the University Archive

The University Archives is the repository for historical materials relating to the history of Baldwin Institute, Baldwin University, German Wallace College, Baldwin-Wallace College, and Baldwin Wallace University. The responsibility of the Archives is to protect, preserve, and promote the historical legacy of Baldwin Wallace University through the organization, documentation, and curation of materials. The University Archives are open to all students, staff, alumni, and the public with an appointment.

Collection Guidelines of the University Archives

The parameters of collection criteria are soft by design, though the one constant is that the subject matter must relate to the history of the University. Tangentially related materials will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Areas of interest include academia, sports, faculty, Berea, student life, any other artifacts relevant to the University’s history. Materials may take any form including photographic, audio/visual, three-dimensional, art, documentation, and publications. 

Student Fellows

The Baldwin Wallace University Archive can be utilized as a source for BW Student Fellows. Please contact if you are interested.

For more information on Student Fellows, please click here.