University of Scranton Course Catalogs Collection Guide

University of Scranton Course Catalogs

Collection Guide


Undergraduate and graduate course catalogs published annually by the University of Scranton and its predecessor, St. Thomas College.
Subset of University of Scranton Archives
University of Scranton. Registrar
Date Range
1926 - Present

Access and Use

Digital Access

Nearly all catalogs in the collection are either digitized or born digital and are publicly available online.

Physical Access

Printed catalogs may be viewed by appointment in the Reading Room of the University Archives and McHugh Special Collections.


Materials in this collection generally fall under the copyright of the University of Scranton. These materials are publicly available for personal, educational use. Please contact the University Archives staff for permission for other uses.

Catalogs dated prior to 1923 are believed to be in the public domain and may be used without restriction.

Preferred Citation

[Catalog Title], [Date], University of Scranton Archives. [Reference URL for digital items]

Linked Data


Scope and Content Note

This collection includes course catalogs for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as summer, evening, and other specialized curricula.

Catalog titles varied throughout the years. In the 1950s, catalogs were published as numbered issues of the Bulletin of the University of Scranton.



  • Dates Available - Print: 1926 - Present
  • Dates Available - Digital: 1926 - Present


  • Dates Available - Print: 1950 - Present
  • Dates Available - Digital: 1967 - Present

Summer School

  • Dates Available - Print: 1938 - 1942, 1949, 1968 - 1988
  • Dates Available - Digital: None (not yet digitized)

Evening School

  • Dates Available - Print: 1938 - 1960, 1967 - 1975
  • Dates Available - Digital: None (not yet digitized)

Business and Finance

  • Dates Available - Print: 1932
  • Dates Available - Digital: None (not yet digitized)

Dexter Hanley College

  • Dates Available - Print: 1976 - 1982
  • Dates Available - Digital: None (not yet digitized)

War-Time Program

  • Dates Available - Print: 1940
  • Dates Available - Digital: None (not yet digitized)

Digital Accruals

Recent catalogs (dated 2008 - present) were downloaded from the University of Scranton website as born digital documents in PDF format.

The University Archives also captures and preserves the web version of the University catalog website as part of the University of Scranton Web Archives collection. The current website ( has been captured quarterly since September 2012.

Processing Notes


University course catalogs dated 1926 - 2007 were digitized in 2009 by Internet Archive as part of the Lyrasis Mass Digitization Collaborative. Each catalog was digitized in JPEG2000 format at 400 dpi, 24-bit color.

Derivative PDFs were prepared for publication in CONTENTdm, in order to speed download times. As a result, some of the photographs in the catalogs may appear blurred. Master images may be downloaded from Internet Archive.

Searchable text was generated via automated optical character recognition (OCR).


Metadata from this collection is exposed via Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Known, active harvests include: