News: Special collections

Special Collections houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection.
The Society of American Archivists has partnered with the American Library Association, the Library of Congress, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and many other cultural heritage organizations to launch Preservation Week – a national campaign to help raise awareness about collecting and preservation, to ...
April 26, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
In anticipation of National Arbor Day which is celebrated on the last Friday of April, here is a photograph from Arbor Day ceremonies on campus in 1960. Arbor Day Ceremonies, Dedication of Freeborn Ash Tree, Robbins Hall, Emil Mrak, Stanley B. Freeborn, and unidentified man, 1960 March ...
April 21, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
Special Collections will be participating in Picnic Day as part of the Shields Library Open House. Shields Library and Special Collections will be open from 11-1 on Saturday, April 16. We will be displaying historic Picnic Day photographs and memorabilia as well as several folio books from our collection. You ...
April 12, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
One hundred fifty years ago today, on April 12, 1861, the United States Civil War began at Fort Sumter. Two of our manuscript collections contain correspondence from the Civil War. The Palmer Family Papers contain twenty-five letters written by or to various members of the Palmer Family during ...
April 12, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
Our new exhibit, More Than Just A Picture: A Garden of Graphics in Special Collections, is now up.  In order to be aware of new plant breeds, scientists and growers need to receive accurate renderings of new cultivars. Photographs have been used to provide these renderings since the late ...
April 4, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
We have a new page on our website that lists some of our frequently asked questions. Have you ever wondered “What is the oldest item in Special Collections?” Check out the new page for the answer to that question and others! ...
April 4, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara