Digital Collections of the Marvin K. Peterson Library

The Marvin K. Peterson Library at the University of New Haven has digitized and made available online a number of materials from the University Archives.

The Library regularly receives requests for information and photographs about the University's history, buildings, events, and people from students, faculty, staff, and alumni. These digitization projects allow a wider group of researchers to investigate and enjoy many of these treasures.

The Marvin K. Peterson Library Celebrates the University's Centennial

The University of New Haven, founded in 1920, celebrates its 100th birthday. Throughout 2020 the University celebrates its centennial year and the Library Exhibits Committee has planned a series of displays to honor the achievements of the University. The Library will commemorate the University’s past from a unique perspective using memorabilia from our archival collection.

Virtual exhibit looking back on the history of the Tagliatela College of Engineering.

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Virtual exhibit looking back on the history of the now-named Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.

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Virtual exhibit looking back at the history of the Pompea College of Business.

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The Chariot (Yearbooks,) Elm City Review, The Noiseless Spider, Insight, University of New Haven Alumni Magazine, Bulletins, Undergraduate Catalogs, Graduate Catalogs, and New Haven Junior College Catalogs. To view the collections, simply visit:

This exciting project was made possible through the LYRASIS Mass Digitization Collaborative - a Sloan Foundation grant-subsidized program that has made digitization easy and affordable for libraries and cultural institutions across the country.

Through the Collaborative's partnership with the Internet Archive, all items were scanned from cover- to-cover and in full color. You can choose from a variety of formats, page through a book choosing the "read online" option, download the PDF or search the full text version.


A separate project being handled in-house digitizes photographs from the University Archives for online viewing and downloading at: New photographs are being added every week, so check back often.

Photographs include campus buildings, University events, class pictures, and people associated with the University, including the University's Presidents. There are many photographs of sporting events and teams, including ice hockey, golf, basketball, baseball, soccer, and tennis. We even include some really old pictures of New Haven College.

Marion Sachdeva, retired Head of Technical Services, was instrumental in organizing and supervising both of these digitization projects. Graduate Assistant Deena El-Attar digitized and posted the photographs.