How to use Special Collections

What is Special Collections?

We are an archive that collects rare and unique documents, books, photographs, audio and video recordings, and other primary sources. Everyone is welcome to visit us. Whether you’re looking at a single rare book, investigating your family history, or browsing our collections for a course assignment, we're here to support you as a researcher.

Most of our collections are available to access in person only. Our materials are one-of-a-kind and require special care, so they can't be checked out or taken home. We also have digital collections and exhibits you can access online.

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Contact us

We're open to everyone. You don't need an appointment to visit, but be sure to check our hours as we sometimes close for special events.

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