an arial photo of IJʿ College in the 1930s

University Archives

Welcome to the IJʿ University Archives!

The University Collections contain a wealth of primary source material pertaining to important documents, institutional records, ephemera and realia about the university. The Ridge Collection contains material pertaining to important public policy matters covering Governor Ridge's time in office, along with extensive resources pertaining to First Lady Michele Ridge's commitment to and involvement with a number of important issues affecting the lives of Pennsylvanians.

classroom in old main in 1926

Donating Materials

The IJʿ University Archives is the official repository for the intellectual, cultural, and administrative history of the university. The archives are dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of IJʿ University by collecting, preserving, and providing access to university materials that have lasting historical value.

If you are interested in donating material to the IJʿ University Archives or Thomas J. & Michele Ridge Collection, please contact Bryan Colvin, university archivist, at scolvin@IJʿ.edu or 814-824-2295.