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Special Collections and University Archives

About Special Collections

Special Collections

Unique and rare materials are available for supervised study in our Special Collections Room. Researchers who wish to use these collections can make an appointment with the Special Collections Librarian at

  • Rare Book Collections. The library holds hundreds of rare books and pamphlets in Texana and other subjects . Most of these monographs are in the process of being cataloged in the Library Catalog.
  • Manuscript Collections. Special Collections holds several collections of historical personal papers and records of organizations.  Finding aids are available for selected collections.

Several finding aids are available to be downloaded and viewed electronically.  For more information about collections that do not have online finding aids, please contact the Special Collections Librarian at