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About the Archives

The Archives of the University of Missouri-St. Louis is the repository of official records of the University. These include administrative, faculty, staff, and student life records. University Archives began collecting the documents and records of the St. Louis campus in 1969. From 1969-1977 the Archivist reported to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. In 1977, the Archives was placed under the direction of the University Archivist in Central Administration. In 1991, University Archives was decentralized and placed under the Director of Libraries on the St. Louis campus.

Bellerive Country Club clubhouse, known as the Administration Building, served as administrative, classroom, and library space until Benton Hall was completed in 1966. The Administration Building was torn down in 1978. The area is now known as Founder's Circle and includes the green space in front of Thomas Jefferson Library.