Digital Archives

This index provides quick access to major digitized University Archives collections.

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Academic Course Catalogs

The University Archives maintains a complete run of Wright State University Graduate and Undergraduate Catalogs, which contain descriptions of all courses offered at Wright State and the Dayton Branch Campus back to the first term in 1964. All course catalogs are available online in CORE Scholar: Academic Course Catalogs. Please note that while course catalogs were discontinued after 2012, (and after 2004 for graduate catalogs), a complete archive of course descriptions from 2005 to present are also available on Core Scholar.

Alternative Newspapers Collection

The collection of alternative Wright State University newspapers is comprised of 43 various newspapers with duplicate copies. The alternative papers were created by students, faculty and staff to have a voice of their own since they felt that the official school paper was not fully representative of their viewpoints. The papers are illustrated and at times express extreme or radical viewpoints. The papers offer a rare view inside the student body, faculty, and staff during the early years of WSU. The alternative newspapers are available online in CORE Scholar: Alternative Newspapers.

Alumni Magazines

Collection of publications sent to faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the university from Wright State University. This collection includes The Wright Stater (1966-1990), AlumNews (1977-2008), Community (1996-2011), and Wright State University Magazine (2011-Present). These are available online in CORE Scholar: Alumni Magazines.

Board of Trustees Minutes

This collection consists of Wright State University Board of Trustees meeting minutes and indexes. The years 1967 to 1977 are currently available online at CORE Scholar: Board of Trustees Minutes.

Boonshoft School of Medicine Oral History Project

The oral histories in this collection capture the events of the founding of Wright State University's School of Medicine. The project took place from 1983-1985, in an effort to preserve the history of the School of Medicine through its founders' personal experiences and opinions. The audio interviews are available online in CORE Scholar: Boonshoft School of Medicine Oral History Project.

Faculty Senate

A collection of agendas and minutes from Academic Council, General Faculty, and Faculty Senate meetings at Wright State University. These documents aer available online in CORE Scholar: Faculty Senate.

The Guardian Student Newspaper

The Guardian is the official student-run newspaper of Wright State University. Current issues of The Guardian are digitized as they are published. Historical issues of The Guardian, dating back to as early as 1964, are currently in the process of being digitized. All issues currently available in digital form can be found on CORE Scholar: The Guardian Student Newspaper.

Historical Photographs

This series includes a selection of historical photographs depicting Wright State University campus and activities from its earliest days in 1964 and onward. The photo gallery is available online at CORE Scholar: Wright State University Historical Photographs.

Lake Campus Yearbooks

This series includes yearbooks from the Lake Campus, in its early years when it was the Western Ohio Educational Foundation, Western Ohio College, and the Western Ohio Branch Campus of Wright State University. The yearbooks date between 1962 and 1971. The photo gallery is available online at CORE Scholar: Lake Campus Yearbooks.

Profiles of African-Americans: Their Roles in Shaping Wright State University

A collection of video oral history profiles of African-American professors, administrators, board members, and other employees that helped shape Wright State University. The interviews were conducted in the early 1990s and are available online at CORE Scholar: Profiles of African-Americans.

Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented)

Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented) is a movement to collect materials related to student activism from college and university campus archives.This series collects materials related to student activism on Wright State University's campus from the University Archives. The photo gallery is available online at CORE Scholar: Project STAND. For more information about student activism, please visit Project STAND.

Theatre Production Image Gallery

A collection of images from a variety of WSU Theatre productions covering the years of 1970-1988. These images were taken from the personal slide collection Abe Bassett, founding director of the WSU Theatre Program. The Abe Bassett Theatre Collection, numbering several hundred original slides, can be found in the University Archives in the department of Special Collection & Archives. A selection of these images can be found online in CORE Scholar: Theatre Production Image Gallery.

Wright Now

Wright Now was a bi-weekly publication, created by the Wright State University Communications Office. Wright Now ran from September 1969 - December 1970. It is available online in CORE Scholar: Wright Now.

Wright State University Retirees Association (WSURA) Oral History Project

The WSU Retirees Association (WSURA) collects oral history interviews with faculty, staff, and students from the early days of Wright State. This is an ongoing project, with new interviews still being conducted. Interview videos and transcripts are available online in CORE Scholar: WSU Retirees Association (WSURA) Oral History Project.

WSU News

NEWS (Notes, Events, Wright State University) was a monthly newsletter published by Wright State between April of 1970 and February of 1975. This newsletter was created with the primary purpose "to keep a broad cross section of people informed about the growth and progress of Ohio’s youngest state university". It is available online in CORE Scholar: WSU News.

WSU Research News

This collection of newsletters was originally published by Wright State University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) beginning in 1968. It is available online in CORE Scholar: WSU Research News.


Wright State University only had an official yearbook for a few years. Yearbooks from 1968, 1969, and 1971 are available online in CORE Scholar: Wright State University Yearbooks.