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Wartburg College Archives is responsible for the collection and preservation of records that document the college’s history, development, operation, policies, people, activities, and events.

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The Wartburg College Archives collects, preserves and makes available records of historical, legal, fiscal and/or administrative value to the Wartburg College community of faculty, staff, students, alumni and other researchers.



Third floor of Vogel Library on the campus of  Wartburg College.


The Wartburg College Archives are currently open by appointment only


Kay Grigsby, MSLIS
Grant Price Endowed Archivist
(319) 352-8457


Research and Duplication Fees

Archival Use Guidelines

Archival materials are, by their nature, rare, often irreplaceable, and sometimes fragile. The following precautions have been instituted to ensure these objects are protected:

To Safeguard Collections, please do not:

  • Bring food or drink into the Archives
  • Use pens or ink
  • Remove any records from the Reference Room
  • Mark, annotate or rearrange original records in any way

Reading Room Etiquette:

  • Store all backpacks, computer cases, handbags, coats and other personal belongings
  • Be considerate of others using space and refrain from loud or unnecessary conversation
  • Do not enter “Staff Only” areas

Careful Handling of Records:

  • Please ensure your hands are clean and free from lotions
  • Do not lean on, or trace from any records or use them as a support for writing
  • If you need to flag a page, paper will be provided to use as a bookmark
  • Please maintain the existing order of items in folders and document boxes. Documents must not be marked, rearranged, or removed from their covers
  • Inform staff if you wish to request copies of items. You may use your own camera, or staff can photocopy or digitize items for you (fees may apply)

NOTE: It may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-print materials. We recommend you contact the Archives prior to your visit to ensure the materials you want to view are available.


Collection Guidelines

The Wartburg College Archives collects records, publications and other historical materials (including photographs, audiovisual materials and artifacts) that document Wartburg College’s history, development, operation, policies, people, activities, and events. This includes materials from onceaffiliated or merged institutions, including sites in Clinton and Waverly, IA, and Galena and Mendota, IL; St. Paul Luther College (St. Paul, MN); Eureka Junior College (Eureka, SD); Hebron College (Hebron, NE); and Martin Luther Academy (Sterling, NE).

If you aren't sure whether your materials fit our collecting focus, read our Collection Policy for more detail, or contact the Archivist.


Financial Donations

WCA also accepts financial donations. Your generous gift will help sustain the Wartburg College Archives, assuring that this irreplaceable collection will be available to future generations.


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Kay Grigsby, MSLIS
Grant Price Endowed Archivist
(319) 352-8457

Vogel Library, Wartburg College   |   100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly, IA, 50677 |   Phone: 319-352-8500   | Email: