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Archives and Special Collections collects, organizes, preserves, and makes accessible materials of enduring value that support the research strengths of the university. The University Archives houses materials which document the history of The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Special Collections focus on the following areas: the history of aerospace, flight, and space, science fiction literature, local and regional politics, and the history and culture of Alabama’s Tennessee River Valley. Special Collections seeks to be one of the nation’s preeminent locations for space history research. The unit also works collaboratively with students, staff and faculty to support creation of, access to, and preservation of digital scholarship.
- Augustus F. Hawkins Papers, 1935-1990
- Brian Urquhart collection of material about Ralph Bunche, ca. 1932-1972
- California Cultures
- California Ephemera Collection, 1860-
- Los Angeles Daily News Negatives, 1925-1954
- Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives, ca. 1918-
- Los Angeles Urban League Records, 1933-1945
- Ralph J. Bunche Papers, 1927-1971
The Libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida. Collections cover virtually all disciplines and include a wide array of formats-- from books and journals to manuscripts, maps, and recorded music. The UF Libraries' Special Collections holds primary resource research collections of the University of Florida and includes the Rare Book Collection, the Manuscript Collection, the University of Florida Archives, the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, the Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts, and the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature. The holdings are significant in terms of quantity and quality. The collections support the University's academic programs and scholars worldwide.
Archives & Special Collections (ASC) collects, organizes, preserves, and makes available for research rare and unique primary and secondary source material, particularly relating to the history and cultural heritage of Louisville, Kentucky and the surrounding region, as well as serving as the official memory of the University of Louisville.
As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University Libraries serve 37,000 students and faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The eight-library system is a key academic resource that supports the teaching, learning and research goals of the university.
The University of Miami Libraries hold over 3 million volumes and provide access to over 74,000 electronic and print serials. The Otto G. Richter Library, the largest library in the system, houses collections to serve disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Law, medicine, marine science, mathematics, business, music, and architecture are served by special libraries in addition to collections housed in the Richter Library.
The texts, images, and other materials come primarily from the premier Southern collections in the libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. These original Southern materials can be found in several library locations, including the Southern Historical Collection, one of the largest collections of Southern manuscripts in the country; the North Carolina Collection, the most complete printed documentation of a single state anywhere; the Rare Book Collection, which holds an extensive Southern pamphlet collection; and Davis Library, which offers rich holdings of printed materials on the Southeast.
Jackson Library has the shelving capacity for more than one million books, an area of 220,174 square feet, and seating capacity for 1,700. The library offers a variety of materials and services to its users. Information regarding collections is available through the Library's online catalogue. In addition, computerized database searches can retrieve vast amounts of information in a short period of time. Orientation to the library and instruction in use of information resources are available.
As the most-used service on campus and an essential component of education and research at UNT, the Libraries offer access to more than 6 million print and digital items along with innovative programs and support services and expert personnel to assist patrons in achieving their academic and scholarly goals.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections acquires, preserves, and provides open access to rich cultural heritage resources that document Chattanooga, the state of Tennessee, and the South including the history of the University. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Public Library are proud to curate the collections of the recently-folded Chattanooga History Center. The materials are accessible to the public in the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room located on the 4th floor of the UTC Library. Researchers my also consult a representative sampling of the resources in the Chattanooga History Collections Online digital library.
Special Collections acquires, arranges, preserves, and promotes the use of rare and unique materials that support the information, instruction, and research needs of the University of Tennessee community.
"The mission of UWG Special Collections is to acquire, preserve, provide access to, and promote the use of a wide range of primary resource materials in their original formats, including books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, digital files, and other materials to support and enhance the educational, research, and administrative activities of the University of West Georgia, its constituencies, and the University System of Georgia.", "The mission of UWG Special Collections is to acquire, preserve, provide access to, and promote the use of a wide range of primary resource materials in their original formats, including books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, digital files, and other materials to support and enhance the educational, research, and administrative activities of the University of West Georgia, its constituencies, and the University System of Georgia."