University Archives holds inactive yet important university records, personal papers and business records of significance to our region. Examples of archival holdings include photographs, maps, the Deutsch Northwest Clipping and Pamphlet File, University History File, Compendium of EWU Historical Data and manuscript materials.
Special Collections are principally a collection of books and periodicals related to the history and government of the Pacific Northwest. Other collections in our possession include rare books, autographed copies and limited editions, many 19th century U.S. Government Documents, the Ye Galleon Press Collection and the Almeron T. Perry Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection, a research collection of uncatalogued books and periodicals representing this genre.
Books and serials held by Archives and Special Collections may be found by using the library catalog. Archival collections, including photographic collections, may be found using Archives West.
When JFK Building reopens, our Reading Room and Research Services will be available Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during academic quarters.
Archives and Special Collections (A&SC) will scan materials from its collections to support online classes for Spring 2020. 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, please submit an interlibrary loan request through the catalog. Please submit requests to scan archival or multimedia materials by sending an email to email@example.com. Please allow 3 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.
Reproductions can be requested. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and policies.