Digital Collections

SRU Digital Collections include photographs, postcards, yearbooks, radio broadcasts, publications, and nearly 100 years of Slippery Rock University's history in the form of campus newspapers. Slippery Rock Digital Collections are part of the KLN (Keystone Library Network) Digital Collections which uses both Islandora and CONTENTdm to manage the digital collections. 

Browse SRU Archives' CONTENTdm collections.

Browse SRU Archives' Islandora collections.

SRU archives utilizes Archive-It to preserve SRU affiliated webpages. Some highlights include previous versions of the main SRU website and the Bailey Library website as well as the now defunct RockPride Online.

Links to our featured collections are below and the rest of the collections are grouped by type. 

The Saxigena was Slippery Rock’s yearbook from 1911-2007. This collection includes the full run of digitized issues from the University Archives as well as the 1898 Class Annual, the 1910 Anamnisis, and the 2006-2007 digital only edition.

The Rocket
The Rocket (1934-present) is Slippery Rock University’s student newspaper. The University Archives provides digital copies of the entire run of the paper. See also The Online Rocket.

Shared Voices, Shared Experiences
Shared Voices, Shared Experiences is a rapid-response archive project aimed at collecting, preserving and sharing experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the lives of everyone connected to Slippery Rock University and the surrounding communities. 

Slippery Rock University Archives, in partnership with the Stone House Center for Public Humanities, is looking to capture the experiences of Slippery Rock University community members, (regardless of their geographic location during the Spring 2020 semester), as well as the experiences of local residents of Butler, Lawrence, Mercer, and Beaver counties. Click here to view or contribute to the collection.