University Archives

Digital Exhibits

Over time, the University Archives will present digital exhibits to highlight the history of St. Cloud State. That history is rich, chronicling the time as a school to train teachers to becoming a large state university with a diverse student body.

Students Do Their Bit: St. Cloud State and World War I

Created by University Archives' interns (and public history graduate students) Kayla Stielow and Kasey Solomon in the fall of 2017, this online exhibit explores how St. Cloud State reacted to World War I (1914-1918). Three areas in which the St. Cloud State were heavily involved in are spotlighted: conservation, activism, and military involvement. 

Theater as Art: The Costume Sketches of Harvey Jurik

This exhibit features costume sketches drawn by Professor Emeritus of Theatre Harvey Jurik between 1972 and 1992. University Archives then matched sketches with photographs from the actual productions, comparing what Professor Jurik imagined the costumes would look like against what actually was created by students. Come see the physical exhibit and the actual sketches now in University Archives.

The History of KVSC Trivia Weekend

First held in March 1980, KVSC's trivia weekend has grown from a campus trivia contest to one that involves individuals and teams world-wide. Explore the exhibit learn more about the colorful history of KVSC trivia weekend through photos, posters, t-shirts, and newspaper clippings, as well as test your trivia knowledge by answering questions asked during the contest. Special thanks to Cathy Coats and Krista Lewis for the research and creation of this virtual exhibit.

Who Was Here? Well-Known Visitors at St. Cloud State

Since its founding in 1869, St. Cloud State University has hosted well-known entertainers, celebrities, politicians, athletes, radio, film, and television actors and actresses, and music groups. These include comedian Bob Hope, rock musician Elton John, basketball's Harlem Globetrotters, and US President Dwight D. Eisenhower. All information and images are from University Archives.

St. Cloud State Libraries: Past and Present from 1874

An online exhibit on the five St. Cloud State buildings that have served as St. Cloud State's library: Old Main, Old Model School Building, Kiehle, Centennial, and Miller Center.

Hail to the Chief! Presidents of St. Cloud State University Since 1869

An easy guide to the men and women who have served as president of St. Cloud State since 1869.

St. Cloud State University Buildings

Includes the digital exhibit entitled St. Cloud State University: The Faces Behind the Places, which highlights named campus buildings. Other pieces include aerial photographs and individual profiles of campus buildings.

Art and Art Curriculum at St. Cloud State

Based on a 2012 master thesis written by Krista Lewis, a former student assistant in University Archives, the exhibit chronicles the role of art at St. Cloud State since 1869. The exhibit features images and information from University Archives.

A Changing View of SCSU  (PDF, 13.3 MB)

The physical campus of St. Cloud State has changed greatly since its establishment in 1869. Growth after World War II, especially with the influx of "baby boomers," transformed the campus footprint. Created by St. Cloud State public history graduate student Marissa Bialek, the exhibit incorporates research conducted at the University Archives and the Miller Center library to tell the story of the changing view of SCSU.