Mission and Goals


The Saint John’s University Archives, founded in 1975, seek to collect, preserve and make available materials that illustrate the history and activities of the University, its members, and those whom the University served.


To fulfill this mission, the Archives strive:

To appraise, organize, describe, preserve and provide access to records of permanent administrative, legal, fiscal, and historical value;

To provide adequate facilities for these materials and activities;

To serve research and scholarship by making available and encouraging the use of its collections by members of the University and the community at large;

To provide information services to assist in the administration and operation of the University;

To promote knowledge and understanding of the origins, programs and goals of the University and their development; and

To facilitate the efficient management of the recorded information produced by the units and offices of Saint John’s University.

Revised October 2020