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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:

College of Saint Benedict Archives

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College of Saint Benedict Archives

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

Pre-1961 records are in the Monastery Archives...


Saint Benedict's Monastery Archives

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Saint Benedict's Monastery Archives

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


Saint John's University Archives

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Saint John's University Archives

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


Saint John's Abbey Archives

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Saint John's Abbey Archives

Contains materials that illustrate the history, lifestyle and activities of the Abbey (1956- ), its members, and those whom the monastic community served.