Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections

Special Collections Department acquires, processes, catalogs, preserves, and digitizes primary resources and published (printed) materials, many of which are unique, chiefly to support the teaching, research, and scholarly mission of University of Central Florida.

The print collection comprises over 22,000 loose and bound prints of unique and rare books ranging in date from sixteenth century to the present. Monographs and serials in Special Collections are catalogued and can be searched using the Library’s Online Catalog.

Special Collections Department has more than 120 manuscript collections which contain original personal and organizational papers, correspondence, family papers, maps, photographs, oral histories and ephemera. Each collection has a unique finding aid which includes detailed descriptions of the collection and an outline of its content. Manuscript collections can be searched using ArchivesSpace and ArchiveGrid databases.

Unprocessed Collections are also available for research and may not be available for immediate access. Staff may review materials for sensitive and private information such as social security numbers and medical records. Please contact Special Collections before visiting.

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