Top of Page
Skip main navigation

Preserving NSU's Legacy

The Nova Southeastern University Archives is the keeper of the university's legacy. We collect and preserve historical materials that document the lives, achievements, and contributions of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni. These materials – official records, personal documents, artifacts, and more – paint a vibrant picture of NSU's growth and evolution.

What We Do

  • Identify and collect historical materials that tell NSU's story
  • Organize and preserve these materials for future generations
  • Make materials accessible to researchers, students, and the public
  • Offer guidance on the historical significance of your personal NSU materials.

Unsure if something is worth saving? Don't discard it! We encourage you to contact the NSU Archives. Our professional archivists can assess the value of your materials while ensuring complete confidentiality.

Together, we can preserve NSU's rich history.

A Range of Archival Materials

The NSU Archives safeguards a treasure trove of materials chronicling NSU's history. This section unveils the breadth of our holdings, from official records to student papers and unique artifacts. Researchers, faculty, and the community can utilize these resources to explore NSU's growth and impact. 

  • Accreditation Reports
  • Addresses, Speeches, Talks
  • Alumni Records
  • Annual Reports
  • Artifacts/Memorabilia
  • Biographical Materials: Faculty/Administrators
  • Charter, By-Laws
  • Budget and Audit Reports
  • Catalogs
  • Committee Reports and Records
  • Correspondence
  • Digitized photographs, books , and documents (early history of NSU)
  • Ephemeral Materials
  • Faculty and Student Publications
  • Films, Videos, Audiotapes, and DVD's
  • Legal Documents
  • Maps and Architectural Plans
  • Newspaper and Magazine Articles
  • Newsletters
  • Oral Histories, Reminiscences, Interviews, Transcripts, Tapes
  • Position Papers
  • Photographs, Scrapbooks, Albums
  • Research Proposals and Project Documentation
  • University/Personal Articles
  • Yearbooks (limited)

NSU Digital Collections

A collaborative effort between the Alvin Sherman Library and NSU Archives presents the NSU Digital Collections, showcasing the university's history and culture through photographs and documents.

View the Digital Collections

  • To appraise, collect, organize, describe, preserve, and make available university records of permanent administrative, legal, fiscal, and historical value.
  • To provide adequate facilities for the retention, preservation, servicing, and research use of such records.
  • To provide information services that will assist the operation of the institution.
  • To serve as a resource and laboratory to stimulate and nourish creative teaching and learning.
  • To serve research and scholarship by making available and encouraging the use of its collections by members of the institution and the community at large.
  • To promote knowledge and understanding of the origins, objectives, programs and goals of The University, and of the development of the University's aims, goals, and programs.
  • To facilitate the efficient management of the recorded information produced by the University's units and offices.

Opportunities for Giving

Please contact the university archivist for information on special naming and giving opportunities for financial contributions. All discussions are appropriately confidential and adhere to university giving policies.

Contact Us

The NSU Archives is located on the fourth floor of the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center.

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(954) 262-4642

For questions, evaluation of contributable materials, or to make arrangements for their delivery, please contact Gena Meroth, university archivist, at or Bebe Chang, archives and digital librarian, at

Return to top of page