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Library Archives

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

If you own items relating to the university and are interested in donating these to our archives, please contact the library at library@waldorf.edu. 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 iowaheritage.org. The Waldorf University yearbook collection is hosted on our website and accessible by year. Yearbooks will be added as they become available.

1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1924-1926
1928
1929-1930
1967

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

Note: 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.