Directories and handbooks
Yearbooks and photo directories
The Board of Governors of Wayne State University established the Wayne State University Archives in 1958 in recognition of the importance and permanent value of the University's official files, records, and documents. The University Archives functions as the repository for official University files and the historically significant professional and personal papers of faculty, staff members, and alumni. The Archives also collects Wayne State University publications and promotional materials, histories of colleges, schools, and departments of Wayne State University, student organization records, and the proceedings of the Board of Governors. With the cooperation of University faculty, staff, alumni, and interested individuals, the University Archives collects material documenting the growth and development of Wayne State University (organized as a Michigan state university in 1956) and its predecessor institutions, which include the Detroit College of Medicine (founded 1868), the Detroit Normal School (founded 1881), the Detroit Junior College (founded 1917), and Wayne University (organized 1933).