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Academic Catalogs & Course Descriptions | Budget/Salaries | Directories | Fact Book | Library History & Trivia | Student Newspaper | Yearbook

General Information about the UA:

The UA Library's Special Collections, located next to the Main Library, is the archive for all University of Arizona official publications. Many of these materials can be located in our online catalog by searching "University of Arizona" as either an "author" or "subject." The publications listed below are a few of the most commonly requested titles. Several are available online now, or may have some copies available for checkout, but the comprehensive collections of historical backfiles are located in Special Collections. Materials in Special Collections may be viewed on site, but are not available for checkout.

Selected resources on the history of the University of Arizona:

Ball, Phyllis. A Photographic History of the University of Arizona, 1885-1985.
Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1986. (Available in Main, Fine Arts & Special Collections)
        2nd printing w/corrections is available in Fine Arts & Special Collections.

Martin, Douglas D. The Lamp in the Desert; the Story of the University of Arizona. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1960. (Available in Main, Main Reference & Special Collections)

UA History & Traditions (UA website)

Current general information about the UA:

See the UA's Office of Institutional Research and Evaluation (OIRE) website.

Academic Catalogs (General and Graduate):

These catalogs include course descriptions, academic degree programs and requirements, fees, lists of faculty, and more.


General Catalogs: 1993-present (from official UA website

Graduate programs of study (from official UA website)

Catalogs: 1891-1992 (many are available in the UA Campus Repository; digitization of all years not yet complete)


Printed editions of General and Graduate Catalogs back to 1891 are available in Special Collections, at E9791 Univ.1b. (Note: the UA discontinued printed editions after 2000-01.)
Circulating copies of some catalogs up to 1991 are shelved in the Main Library, 4th floor, at LD186 .A7
View the UA library catalog for specific print holdings.

Course descriptions prior to 1993 may also be obtained for a fee through the Registrar's Office (per information from the 2012-13 Catalog.)


University of Arizona Salary Database - This collection of Google Docs spreadsheets from the Arizona Daily Wildcat contains the salary data from 2011-12. Includes names, titles, departments, colleges, FTE, and percentage of state funding.

Paper copies - The most recent paper copy of the official UA State Operating Budget is located in the Main Library Information Commons Reference area under the call number E9791 Univ.1 B927[year], and can be used in that area.

Current and past UA budgets are all located in Special Collections under call number E9791 Univ. 1 B927.

Directories (Student/Faculty/Staff):

Current UA Phone Directory

University of Arizona Student, Faculty, Staff Directory - printed editions dating back to the 1920s are available in Special Collections under the number E9791 Univ.1 D5. Circulating copies of selected years up to 1998 are available in the Main Library, 4th floor, at LD188 .A7. [View UA library catalog for specific holdings]

Fact Book:

UA Fact Book - current and previous editions back to 2000

Print copies of all UA Fact Books from 1981 to 2006-07 are available in Special Collections, at LD182.9 .F3. (Print copies are no longer produced.)

Circulating copies of most earlier years back to 1982 are also available in the Main Library, 4th floor, at LD182.9 .F3.

Library History & Trivia

Student Newspaper

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Check the UA library catalog for availability of past issues in library databases.

Earlier years available in Microfilm Newspapers (1911-1982) and Microfiche 1343 (1915-1987).

Bound print volumes back to 1911 available in Special Collections at E9791 Univ.2 A72.

Previous titles include: Arizona weekly life (1911-12), University life (1912-13), Arizona life (1913-14 to 1914-15), and Arizona wildcat (1915-16 to April 15, 1965).


Online: UA Campus Repository

Print: The Desert (1911-2005; no longer published)
          The Burro (1903)

Call number: LD198.7 D4

Copies of all UA yearbooks are available in Special Collections.
Circulating copies of many years are available in the Main Library, 4th Floor.

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Last modified: May 1, 2017