This collection consists of images, news releases, and other documents related to the history of the University of Saint Francis. Documents concerning Lutheran College, which was acquired by the university in the 1990s, are also included. This collection is growing! Keep checking back for additional content!
The Lee & Jim Vann Library's Special Collections and Archives are viewable online with physical items housed on the first floor of the Vann Library. Hours of operation for the physical collections are by appointment only. To share your questions, comments, concerns, or to make an appointment to see the Special Collections, please contact us via email at email@example.com.
The USF Bahamian Collection includes papers written by students about projects they worked on while taking the Bahamian Field Studies course in the Bahamas. Course material written by Dr. Larry Wiedman, a professor of Biology at the University of Saint Francis who oversees the Bahamian Field Studies courses, is also included.
This collection includes images and documents related to the John H. Bass family. The Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration purchased land from the Bass family in 1944 to bring the university to Fort Wayne, Indiana, from Lafayette, Indiana. Brookside, the Bass family home, has been used in various capacities by the university since the purchase of the property.
The Pope John Paul II building is accessible Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the summer semesters and 24 hours a day during regular semester hours. This includes access to the Cyber Fresh Café. Vann Library hours are listed in the table below.
|Mon. - Thurs.||7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.|
|Friday||7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||12 noon - 10 p.m.|