WJON — St. Cloud State University continues to celebrate its 150th anniversary. Once a month archivist Tom Steman comes on the News @ Noon Show to talk about the school’s history.
Tuesday the topic was the archives department. He says the department wasn’t established until 1977. They’ve been collecting items of historical nature in a variety of ways ever since then.
“How this material arrived at archives from an individual, what the journey was for that material, how did it finally end up in archives? Maybe it was taken out of a dumpster. When it finally gets to archives I go, well you’re safe here.”
He says a majority of the archives are records, but they also have a few interesting objects in their collection.