University Archives


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


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 In addition to official FIU records, the University Archives preserves historical documents, publications, photographs and audiovisual materials.


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  • University Historical Documents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


To begin your search of the University Archives visit FIU Archives 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.


In addition, the University Archives performs functions related to maintenance and disposal of the university's non-historical records. The University Record Manager 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.