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 We appreciate donations and are always excited to add to our collection.

View our archives policy

Digital Collections

Our digital collections are hosted through the Iowa Heritage Digital Collections, available through the State Library of Iowa. The Waldorf University 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

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.