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Waldorf College Archives

The Waldorf College Archives at the Luise V. Hanson Library contains over a century of historical records dating back to the establishment of the college in 1903. The purpose of the archives is to organize and preserve material relating to Waldorf College and make it accessible to alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community.

If you own items relating to the college and are interested in donating these to our archives, please contact the library at We appreciate donations and are always excited to add to our collection.

A complete copy of our Archives Policy may be found here.

Digital Collections

Our digital collections are hosted through the Iowa Heritage Digital Collections, available through the State Library of Iowa at

The Waldorf College Yearbook Collection is hosted on our website and accessible by year. Yearbooks will be added as they become available.


User Fees

Use of our archives is currently by appointment only. There is no charge for using our collection, however, charges are assessed for duplication and research services.

Photocopies: $0.10 each

Low resolution scans: No charge

High resolution scans of photographs: Please inquire

Digital copies of recordings: $10.00 each, plus a $3 shipping and handling fee.

Research services: $10.00 per hour
These services are intended for individuals who cannot physically visit the archives and would like a librarian to locate information on their behalf. Inquiries that are brief (15 minutes or less) are free of charge. Research services for alumni, faculty, staff, and current students are provided free of charge. Copying and scanning service charges apply to all who wish to use the archives.