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Academic catalogs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BVU-0005

Content Description

This collection of catalogs covers nearly every year of Buena Vista College's and later, Buena Vista University's, existence, from 1891 to the present. The catalogs have gone by many names over the years: Bulletin, Catalogue, View, Buena Vista Today, among them. They list classes, curricular requirements and calendars of activities; occasionally they have photos.

Until the 1970s, title pages carried dates for the preceding and current academic years, and this is likely to confuse researchers, with the early years being most confusing. The archives has tried to minimize this confusion, but researchers may find inconsistencies and are encouraged to check preceding and succeeding years' catalogs when doing research. Also, some of the earliest catalogs printed lists of student names and the respective programs in which they were enrolled.

Additionally, the archives owns some summer school, interim, and graduate catalogs, which are also part of this collection.


  • Publication: 1891-


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