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Welcome to Special Collections

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Due to the May 2018 fire, Special Collections is not available for the time being, but they are working diligently to provide any services that they can. Please contact them for questions and assistance. Email:

What Is Special Collections?

The official name is The Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections.

The department specializes in acquiring, preserving, and digitizing materials. There are over one million items in the collection, including manuscripts, archival records, rare books, photographs, recordings, and ephemera.

Special Collections is committed to enhancing and expanding all its collections in continued support of its teaching, learning, and academic research communities.