Digital Collections

SRU Digital Collections include photographs, postcards, yearbooks, and nearly 100 years of Slippery Rock University's history in the form of campus newspapers. Selected campus radio broadcasts and publications are also available. Links to our featured collections are below.

The Saxigena was Slippery Rock’s yearbook from 1911-2005. This collection includes the full run of digitized issues from the University Archives as well as the 1898 Class Annual and the 1910 Anamnisis.

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 for recent articles.

Victory Bell
Victory Bell was created by George Miller in January 1942. An Art Department faculty member at Slippery Rock State Teachers College (SRSTC), Miller corresponded with Slippery Rock students serving in World War II. The newsletter featured excerpts and news from these students’ letters. Victory Bell was distributed to soldiers associated with SRSTC all over the world.

SRU Photographs
The SRU Photographs Collection features images that span the history of the institution from State Normal School to the present day. Highlights include aerial views of campus from the 1940s to the 1990s, senior pictures of the classes of 1898 and 1902, Slippery Rock State Teachers College armed forces personnel, and the North Hall fire of 1937.

Slippery Rocket
The Slippery Rocket (1918-1930) preceded The Rocket as Slippery Rock’s campus newspaper. It was published jointly by students and faculty.

SRU Postcards
This collection features vintage postcards of the Slippery Rock campus, both hand-tinted and photographic. Included are South Hall, the Model School, a rare interior view of the Chapel, and early 20th century acrobatics on the campus lawn.

The Alternator
The Alternator (1987-2004) was a publication started by Robert Macoskey for the ALTER Project. The Project started as a means to educate students and the public about the ways they can contribute to improving the condition of the environment through changes in their own lifestyles.

This collection includes selected WRCK radio broadcasts from Slippery Rock University basketball games in 1984.

KLN Digital Collections
Browse the KLN Digital Collections for photographs, postcards, newspapers, and more from participating universities. 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.

1970s Library Slideshow
Watch a slideshow featuring photos of Bailey Library's early interior and exterior, plus faculty, staff, and students from the 1970s

Flickr Collection: SRU Archives
This collection of World War II photos from the Slippery Rocks University Archives includes some description but we'd like to know more about the people, place and events represented.