Special Collections, established July 1966, houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection. The Department’s major purposes are to acquire these materials, make them available for use, and preserve their integrity for future generations of students and scholars.

Traveling researchers should connect with us in advance in case there are changes to the schedule.

Special Collections Hours

This Week
Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Next Week
Monday - Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday - Friday Thanksgiving

Special Collections and Maps will be closed on Dec. 4-5, 2017 for training.

Map Collection Hours

This Week
Monday - Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Next Week
Monday - Wednesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday - Friday Thanksgiving

What does Special Collections fear the most?

Food and drinks in the reading room of course! Happy Halloween from the folks in Special Collections. Stop by to check out all sorts of interesting and unique materials found…

October 31, 2017

The World Series and Shakespeare’s Second Folio

You may be wondering what the World Series has to do with Shakespeare’s Second Folio. Well, it has everything to do with the Second Folio in Special Collections. In 1958,…

October 26, 2017

Featured Maps! Theme for the Week- Sustainability

  Theme for the week: Sustainability October 23-27, 2017 Sustainability Day on October 25th! Special Collections and the Map Collection have joined with the Office of Sustainability to celebrate Sustainability Week!…

October 23, 2017
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