In addition to the resources in the Archives, researchers may find the following organizations useful regarding genealogy and local history.
The Learned T. Bulman ’48 Historic Archives & Museum has material that dates from the 15th century to the present-day related to Washington & Jefferson College, its history and the research concerns of its students and faculty.
The collection comprises rare books, student and faculty theses, college publications, artwork and research including documents, personal papers, manuscripts and photographs. The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts, rare books, and objects from the 19th – 20th century documenting the history of the United States, with an emphasis on Southwestern Pennsylvania. The collection also documents the social and black history of the college and the Washington County area.
The Archives are routinely consulted by campus faculty, staff and students; alumni and their families; local historians; genealogists; and general researchers from across the United States.
Archival Material can be found in two areas in the college library
Please contact the College Archivist, Sinéad Bligh at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete an Archives and Special Collections Research Request Form to view the collection
Before viewing archival materials, all visitors are asked to agree to the following list of regulations and to sign in upon arrival
Scanning requests should be made to the staff and approved by the archivist. Scanning will be done for the patron only when materials are not placed at risk and there may be a charge depending on the material and volume to be scanned.
The Learned T. Bulman ’48 Historic Archives and Museum, along with its designated staff, adhere to the positions set forth in the Society of American Archivists Core Values Statement and Code of Ethics.
Please be aware that the W&J Archives contain records that are historical in nature and products of the time and society under which they were created, therefore some are offensive and may be triggering.
Washington & Jefferson College does not endorse the views expressed in these materials.
These items have been retained as they originally existed to preserve the integrity of the historical record and to foster accountability for the institution's actions and decisions.
If you encounter any harmful or offensive language or content in the Bulman archival collections on this website, in our finding aids, or in our digitized collections, please contact us at email@example.com. Please also contact us if you have any questions or suggestions about this statement. It is a work in progress, and we welcome feedback.