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320. University Archives and Archive-It

The Washington University Archives (WUA) strives to document and preserve the history of our university community. The student body and organizations are central to that mission. We have begun a new initiative to capture the online presence of WashU’s student organizations.

WUA is using Archive-It, a subscription web crawling service, to collect university websites and gather content that is no longer being created in print. We are able to make this available to researchers over the web through the online interface.

We will begin capturing the Student Union website at regular intervals starting this fall. We will also capture individual student group pages that are linked on the Student Union website. If you have other group sites, please let us know and we can discuss including them in this project.

It is especially important to capture this information since the WU Hatchet yearbook is no longer being produced.

University Archives is still interested in preserving paper records from Student Union and the many student groups as well. So if your group has paper documents that you would like to add to University Archives, please contact us and we can discuss this further.