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.
Services Winter 2021
When JFK Building fully reopens, our Reading Room and Research Services will be available by appointment.
To discuss donating documents pertaining to University or local history, to get further information about Archives and Special Collections, or to request a reference consultation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Document Delivery Request: Archives & Special Collections (A&SC) will scan materials from its collections to support online classes. A&SC has the ability to scan the following formats from its collections:
- Textual documents, including books and unbound materials
- Microfilmed documents
- Audio cassettes
- VHS tapes
To request scans of chapters, articles, or excerpts from published materials held by A&SC, select our “request a scan” service in the catalog listed under “request options.”
Please submit requests to scan archival or multimedia materials by sending an email to email@example.com. Please allow three days for fulfillment as A&SC will not have staff on site on a daily basis unless demand requires it.
A&SC will not scan materials too fragile for scanning or perform work in excess of fair use or would otherwise violate copyright. Priority will be given to requests by teaching faculty to support course curriculum.