The Saint Louis University Catalogs date back to the 1828-1829 academic year, which was the first year that SLU was administered by the Jesuits. These catalogs, which contain the names of students and faculty, course reading lists, commencement programs, and other information on each academic year, are an invaluable source on the history of the university in the 19th Century.
Several of the catalogs (1829-1835, 1838, and 1847) no longer exist in their original format, but were preserved as typewritten transcripts. These transcripts are included here. There is also no catalog for 1849, because the 1848-1849 academic year was cut short by a major cholera epidemic, which brought the entire city of St. Louis to a halt for several months.