Willis Library 4th Floor

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Special Collections: (940) 565-2769


Preservation: (940) 565-2606

Special Collections

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.

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Exceptions & Notes

We will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.

During the summer semester the Special Collections department is open to public during our normal operating hours. Special access by appointment may be be available. Please contact the department for more information.

Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm 8:30 am - 4:30 pm closed closed

Special Collections Events

The Comic Books Collection at the University of North Texas was developed after Doug Campbell’s donation of 1,600 comic books on behalf of his grandmother, Floydine Campbell (1917-2014). The collection also includes the 98 Classics Illustrated comic books donated by Clifford and Shaun Seibel in 2008.

Willis Library | Judge Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room, Room 437
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 8:00am to Friday, August 15, 2014 - 5:00pm