During the semester, drop in on the Archives & Special Collections (Collins Library, 2nd floor):
Tuesdays - Thursdays 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Other times are available by appointment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A small selection of digitized material from the Archives & Special Collections is available online 24/7.
The Archives & Special Collections collects, preserves, and makes available primary source material documenting life at the University as well as collections representing regional, national and international issues.
A small selection of material is listed below, for additional sources, please contact email@example.com.
A Craftsman 6.5 x 10" tabletop platen press and movable type are used to produce unique items for the Collins Press.
Nollet, abbé (Jean Antoine), L'art des expériences, ou, Avis aux amateurs de la physique, 1770.
The Benjamin A. Gould Collection, 1874-1918, contains Gould's correspondence with M. Thome, reports, meteorological and astronomical information, and lunar photographs taken in 1918. Gould (1824-1896) was the founder and first editor of the Astronomical Journal and was involved in the establishment and operation of the National Observatory at Córdoba, Argentina.
The Archives & Special Collections holds a wide variety of primary source material, many of these can be used to trace technological developments on campus. A small portion of photographs, historical documents, and digitized material are available online. You can also browse archival and manuscript collections as well as rare books on Primo (limit the location to Archives & Special Collections on the left).
Primary sources are original, uninterpreted information. Scholars analyze primary sources in order to answer research questions. Examples of primary sources vary by discipline.
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