Fontbonne University Archives

Learn more about the official storage facility for university records. Includes pages on local resources, genealogy, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, and the history of the university.

The Library @ Fontbonne College

Welcome to Fontbonne
University Archives!

The University Archives are located on the lower level of the Jack C. Taylor Library. The collections can be made available to the university community during regular library hours but are available by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment, please email us at You can find a schedule of regular library hours HERE.


@ the Library

Amazing St. Louis

Did you know the first mobile phone was used in St. Louis? Or that a St. Louis businessman changed the course of war in the Pacific during World War II? Or that a St. Louisan ended the Cold War? After talking about St. Louis and its people every weekday for the past 25 years, Charlie Brennan has gathered the greatest and most incredible St. Louis stories in celebration of the city's 250th birthday.

Mapping Decline

Examines the causes and consequences of St. Louis's urban crisis, tracing the complicity of private real estate restrictions, local planning and zoning, and federal housing policies in the "white flight" of people and wealth from the central city. Gordon also addresses the inadequacy - and often sheer folly - of a generation of urban renewal, in which even programs and resources aimed at eradicating blight in the city ended up encouraging flight to the suburbs.

Colored Aristocracy of St. Louis

Using deeds, church records, court cases, and other primary sources, Winch reacquaints readers with this important book and establishes its place in the context of African American history. This annotated edition includes an introductory essay on African Americans in St. Louis before the Civil War, as well as an account of the lives of the author and the members of his remarkable family.

University Archivist

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Rebecca van Kniest
Taylor Library 102
Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Subjects: Nursing

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