The University Archives includes non-current administrative records and a wide variety of records documenting student, faculty, and staff life. Records housed in the Archives date back to the college’s inception in 1871 and include, but are not limited to, the following:
Student parade celebrating NCA accreditation, 1934
The Rudolf G. Schade Archives is the institutional memory of Elmhurst University. Founded in 1871 by the German Evangelical Church (now part of the United Church of Christ) as the Evangelical Proseminary, Elmhurst University has long been an integral part of the city of Elmhurst, Illinois. The mission of the Rudolf G. Schade Archives is to serve Elmhurst University, the surrounding community, and the United Church of Christ by identifying, preserving, organizing, and making accessible its records of enduring value.
In naming the Archives, Elmhurst University remembers the life of Rudolf G. Schade (1908-2000), professor of history, archivist, and great friend to Elmhurst University. He was regarded by many as “the greatest institutional presence the College has ever known.”
The Rudolf G. Schade Archives, located on the lower level of the A.C. Buehler Library, is open to faculty, students, staff, and other researchers by appointment only.
To make an appointment, or for any questions regarding the University Archives, please contact:Elaine Fetyko Page
If requesting information and/or an appointment by email, please include the following information:
Stained glass window in Dinkmeyer Hall