Skip to main content

University Archives & Special Collections (UASC): Home

Our Mission

Gonzaga postcard

Our department is home to the history of Gonzaga University, as provider of higher education and corporate citizen of the region since 1887.  UASC contributes to the academic mission of the university by promoting students' use and appreciation of rare books, photographs, manuscripts and other historical materials. It shares in the civic role of the university by making these same resources available to the general public and visiting scholars.

Bing Crosby House

Crosby Alumni House

508 E. Sharp Ave. Spokane, WA

Due to road construction, Sharp Avenue will be closed from June 11 - October 14, 2018. The Crosby House will be open. Access to the house will be routed through the south side of the building. Please follow signs for College Hall.  The house is across the parking lot from College Hall. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please call (509) 313-3847 for directions.

Bing's childhood home was built in 1911. The main floor houses the Bing Crosby Collection, which contains more than 200 items including gold records, trophies, awards, and his Oscar for Going My Way (1944). The house is free to the public.

Regular Crosby House Hours: 

Weekdays: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact Us

UASC staff are available by-appointment only.

To arrange your visit or for more information:

Voice:  509.313.3873 (or)

Northwest Jesuit Archives

Request Materials with Aeon

Requests to access materials from UASC are submitted using Aeon. This system allows UASC staff to more quickly and accurately fulfill your requests.

Aeon requests may be submitted before your visit, or can be completed with the assistance of UASC staff during a reference appointment.

Click to access the Aeon system, including detailed instructions for creating an Aeon account and submitting requests for materials.

Current Exhibit

Fr. Bernard Coughlin, S.J.: President Priest, Scholar, Civic Leader, Friend


Viewing Hours: 

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Cowles Rare Book Library, 3rd Floor, Foley Library

On-Line Exhibit

Bulldog Exhibit, Hemmingson Center

Bulldog Mania:

Mascots in Different Shapes & Sizes

The Bulldog, Hemmingson Center, 2nd Floor

On-Line Exhibit

Guest curated by history major Kelly Omodt, '17