About Archives 

The Wilkes University Archives selects, preserves, and makes available records that document the programs, people, and history of Wilkes University and the Wyoming Valley.  The Archives also seeks to educate members of the Wilkes community and the public about the university’s history, by providing access to the collections and contributing to campus cultural events and publications. The archives provides educational opportunities for students so that they can learn the research process and develop skills that will prepare them to enter the workforce.

Our collection currently consists of University publications and the papers of Wilkes faculty, staff, administration, and board members.  Highlights include papers from the Flood Recovery Task Force, the Wilkes University Institute of Regional Affairs, and the Gilbert McClintock Collection, which includes records documenting the early history of the Wyoming Valley and the Revolutionary War.

The archives is actively seeking to grow our collections and welcomes donations pertaining to Wilkes activities and history.  For more information please contact Suzanna Calev at

Location & Hours

The Wilkes University Archives is located in the Harold Cox Archives Room on the third floor of the Farley Library, 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18766. Directions are available on the Farley Library website.

Our summer hours are 1pm to 4pm Monday through Thursday or by appointment. To make an appointment, please email or call the Archives at (570) 408-4264. 

The Archives room was dedicated to Dr. Harold Cox, Professor Emertius of History and University Archivist, on August 21, 2013, in honor of his hard work and persistence in building an archives program at Wilkes.

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