The Special Collections department collects and preserves rare and unique materials including rare books, oral histories, university archives, historical manuscripts, maps, microfilm, photographs, art and artifacts. Students, faculty and the public are welcome to access collections and view special exhibits in our Fourth floor Reading Room.

Items from our collections are always on display in special collections. Visit the Reading Room to see our most current exhibit, or visit our digital exhibits on-line. 

The Special Collections department is the recipient of a 2014 Council of Library and Information Resources Hidden Collections grant. Find out more about this project on our project blog Discovering the Southwest Metroplex.

Search Finding Aids

Search the contents of our collections using this specialized discovery tool.

Hours

Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Closed Closed

Special Collections Events

Please join us on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 when 2016 Fellow Hillary Anderson will give her lecture Radicalizing the South: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in 1970s Liberation Movements at 1:00 p.m. in Willis Library, Room 340. 

According to Anderson, her project "seeks to locate subaltern voices that add depth, richness, a fresh geography, and complexity to the historical narrative of civil rights in the 1970s.."

Willis Library | Room 340
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 1:00pm