University Archives and Special Collections supports research on University and regional history by collecting written, photographic, and audiovisual materials, many of which are unique and rare. The University Archives consists of records created directly by the University, while our Special Collections are made up of materials donated to or purchased by the Libraries.
Our book collections may be searched through the library catalog, while many of our collections of University records and personal papers may be found using Archives West. Digital collections may be found through the Libraries’ Digital Commons site and the Archives and Special Collections YouTube channel. Notable Special Collections include the Ye Galleon Press Collection, the Almeron T. Perry Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection, and the Smokejumper Digital Archive.
When JFK Building reopens, our Reading Room and Research Services will be available by appointment. Please call Steven Bingo 509.359.2302 to schedule a visit.