University Archives

OUR MISSION
The University Archives serves as the depository of the official records relating to the founding, development of and future plans for Florida International University.

OUR HISTORY
The University Archives has records dating from 1971 to the present. In addition to official FIU records, the University Archives preserves historical documents, publications, photographs and audiovisual  materials.

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS
In addition, we are committed to increasing access to our collections through digitization.  Please visit the UA Digital Collections to view the ever expanding online collection of University Archives.  Collections include: 

  • University Photographs
  • University Publications 
  • University Audio and Video Collections
  • University Historical Documents
  • Theses and Dissertations

CONDUCT RESEARCH
To begin your search of the University Archives visit Archon Database to access all finding aids.

The Archives are arranged by Administrative Department and each division is assigned a Record Group Number. Each item, report or document is inventoried and filed by the assigned number, and these records collectively represent the history of each division/department. These are all public documents and are available to researchers interested in the history and growth of FIU.

RECORDS MANAGEMENT

In addition, the University Archives performs functions related to maintenance and disposal of the university's non-historical records. The University Archivist oversees the creation of records retention schedules and advises in matters related to digitizing records and records storage, as well as the destruction of those records not deemed to have historical value. For more information, visit our Records Management website.