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Our Mission

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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       

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.

We are pleased to announce that the Crosby House will be open again to the public starting on Saturday, September 18.

New hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 1 - 4:00 p.m.

Masks are required for everyone, despite vaccination status.


Contact Us

University Archives and Special Collections is open:

Monday - Friday. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are accommodated, when possible.  

Appointments can be made by emailing or by calling 509-313-3873

Requesting Materials

Please email or call 509-313-3873 to request archival materials or rare books. 


To request a high resolution image from our Digital Collections, please email with its identifying information and your contact information.

Statement Regarding Sensitive Materials

Gonzaga University’s Digital Collections derive from physical documents housed within the University Archives and Special Collections and are made accessible as part of the historical record. Some materials contain offensive images, language, or other objectionable content. Gonzaga will not erase or rewrite history by removing, editing or redacting them.  The materials will remain, as they are today, publicly available.  These historical primary sources are a reminder that the need to educate for cultural sensitivity, and the challenge to deepen and expand equity and inclusion, is an ever-present one. These images do not convey a contemporary understanding of Gonzaga’s core values, which are to honor and respect the human dignity of all persons.  Nor do they reflect our commitment to greater diversity, or increased equity and inclusion.  Our University Mission Statement clearly articulates our values in this regard: “… The Gonzaga experience fosters a mature commitment to dignity of the human person, social justice, diversity, intercultural competence, global engagement, solidarity with the poor and vulnerable, and care for the planet.”