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Search all of our online inventories.

To search our whole website at once, try the Google button at the bottom.

Or search Specialized Collections (holdings of both Rare Books & Special Collections and the Archives).

Advanced Search

This search provides options to define what you want to find more precisely. You can choose specific media (e.g., search only microfilm), require or exclude a specific phrase, and limit your search by decade. You can also start by limiting your advanced search to photographs or audio-visual material.

Specialized Indexes

These searchable indexes have been compiled by the Archives from various records held in the University Archives. The indexes relate only to University records and contain no information from our manuscript collections. This area includes indexes to Scholastic, Observer, early students and teachers, and theater productions.


Those who visit the Archives of the University of Notre Dame to do research know our calendar as a card catalog almost as large as the collections it indexes. Archival calendars contain summaries of individual documents arranged in chronological order. We have several calendars in the archives, but the one we call "the calendar" or "our calendar" contains descriptions of documents in nineteen collections dating from 1576 to 1957, most of them from the nineteenth century.

Website: Google Search

Use Google to search the entire Notre Dame Archives website.


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To limit the search to finding aids, add filetype:xml.

To limit it to our digital collections, add filetype:pdf.

To limit it to our calendar, add inurl:calendar.

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