Archival collections preserve and make available records of historical, legal, fiscal, and/or administrative value. There are four Archives at St. Ben's and St. John's:

Contains the physical and digital records of the College from 1961 to the present.

Pre-1961 records are in the Monastery Archives.

Includes records and artifacts of the University, Prep School, the Collegeville Institute, and affiliates. Many resources are digital.

Includes St. Benedict's Monastery/Convent (1857- ), St. Benedict's Academy/High School (1882-1973), and the early years of the College (1913-1961).

Contains materials that illustrate the history, lifestyle and activities of the Abbey (1856- ), its members, and those whom the monastic community served.