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Archives & Special Collections: Research Tools

Learn about the Archives' collections and how to use them.

Where to find the Archives

The Archives and Special Collections is located on the 5th floor of Maag Library

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Tel: 330-941-3487

Hours: by appointment only

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Digital Archive

Resources in Maag Library

The University Archives collects many different types of items that document the history of Youngstown State University. Archives staff members are available to help patrons find the right resources for their research. 

Our most popular materials include:

  • Yearbooks (1926-1992, 2004-2006)
  • Course catalogs (1930-2015)
  • Youngstown City directories (1880, 1889, 1895-2013)
  • Dana School of Music concert programs (1962- present)
  • Commencement programs (1922- present)

We also collect papers from University departments, faculty members, and student groups. Inventories and descriptions of these collections can be found in our Finding Aids

Our collection of historical photographs can be found and searched on our online archives. More recent photographs are accessible in the University Archives. 

Online resources

Digital.Maag is the online archival repository for the University. 

Particular communities that will be useful for researchers include:


Books about YSU history