Wayne State College

WSC Archives

The mission of the Wayne State College Archives is to serve as the institutional memory of the college through the identification, acquisition, maintenance, and preservation of records of enduring historical, legal, fiscal, and/or administrative value, in all formats, that chronicle the activities of the college’s administration, faculty, staff, and students. 

The Archives also house Special Collections. While the materials in these collections were not produced by offices or departments of the college per se, most do include materials which relate in some way to the history or heritage of the college or the community in which it is located, i.e. the City and the County of Wayne. In addition, some items that are considered rare or that are fragile are also housed in Archives and Special Collections. Many of the records in Special Collection have been donated by Wayne State alumni, the families of alumni, or friends of the college.

Contact: Marcus Schlichter, College Archivist and Acquisitions Librarian


Monday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 1-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.

Other hours available by appointment. Hours may vary due to archivist's schedule.

Newspaper Archives

View a list and links to newspaper archives.

Digital Archives

The digitized collections of historical images and postcards.

Wayne State College Historical Photos

Nebraska Normal College Postcards

Wayne State College Postcards

Northeast Nebraska Postcards

Schools of Nebraska Postcards

Nebraska Normal College Photos

City of Wayne Postcards

Archival Minute

Each archival minute higlights the history of Wayne State College and the town of Wayne, Nebraska.

Finding Aids

The following collections will guide you in navigating WSC's history archives:

Nebraska Normal College Collection

Wayne State College History Collection

Wayne State College Alumni Newletter and Magazine Collection