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WCU Digital Collections

Course Catalog Info

Both Undergraduate (beginning in 1871) and Graduate (beginning in 1959) Course Catalogs have been digitized and are available through internet archive.

Using the navigation on the left choose either undergraduate or graduate catalogs, then choose the box with the appropriate decade, finally choose the date or dates that interest you. 

You can "page" through or search the Course Catalog online or download a PDF of the Catalog.  Unfortunately, searching across ALL Course Catalogs is not available in Internet Archive.

FHG Library also holds physical copies of all course catalogs.  A selection is available at FHG Library's Reference Desk and the full set is available in Special Collections.

Using Digital Files

To access the Catalogs:

  1. Click on the desired issue/year.  You will then be taken to the main page for the individual issue on the Internet Archive, which is hosting the digitized yearbooks. 
  2. To read the course catalogs, click on one of the options in the "View the Book" box in the top left-hand corner.  The "Read Online" and "PDF" links are recommended.  
  • The Read Online format opens fastest and is easiest to search.
  • The PDF format is also searchable, and is ideal for downloading or saving the yearbook.

Open the document below for instructions on saving and manipulating yearbook images.

Rights Statement

Digital images in University Libraries' Digital Collections are issued by Special Collections, Francis Harvey Green Library, West Chester University. Images are provided for non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, and are not intended for reproduction or redistribution. For the above purposes the user may reproduce these materials (by download, printing, etc.) without further permission, on the condition that proper attribution of the source for all copies is provided by clearly acknowledging the name of the Library, the title of the web page or resource and the URL at which it was located, please credit as follows: Special Collections, Francis Harvey Green Library, West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania. For questions regarding use of digital materials contact Special Collections ( or 610-436-3456). Special Collections assumes no responsibility for direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental infringement of copyright by content users.

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