The Archival collections contain official records of Catholic Theological Union and its administrative offices, records of the academic departments and faculty committees, institutional publications, as well as personal papers and memorabilia pertaining to CTU and its programs and people. Other noteworthy collections are included in the CTU Archives when they support and relate to the mission and goals of Catholic Theological Union.
The Archives are open by appointment; the following tools will help patrons to search the basic descriptions of archival collections to determine which boxes of materials they would like to view on their visit.
- Archival finding aids - these are description of the contents of collections, which often include the names of files.
- Library catalog - basic description of archival collections can also be found while searching the library catalog.
Digital libraries of archival and special collections are growing; the following resources provide access to selectively digitized materials.
- Paul Bechtold Library Digital Collections - digitized materials selected from the archives.
- Internet Archive - these rare and uncommon books were digitized through the CARLI consortium.