Special Collections established in 1958, is a department of the University of Arizona Libraries. Special Collections collects, preserves, and makes accessible historical and contemporary materials relating to Southwestern Americana and U.S./Mexico Borderlands history, Congressional and Political Affairs in Arizona, the history of science, fine and theatre arts, the art of the book, and British and American Literature. Special Collections is committed to developing distinctive holdings by acquiring unique materials that will build in regional topics where there is little coverage elsewhere. Special Collections collaborates with its partners to develop and link educational, research, and public service programs to meet the needs of the University, the citizens of Arizona, and the greater scholarly community.
Special Collections holding consists of 951 manuscript collections(12,000 linear feet); over 400,000 photographs; 2,440 cartographic materials; 1,200 sound recordings (actualities, performances, oral histories) ; 6000 architectural drawings ; and 200 motion media (film and video).
Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries
University of Arizona Special Collections
P O Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Rights & Reproduction
Special Collections provides a variety of reproduction services at cost, but reserves the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to condition, size, or donor requirements. For all questions regarding reproductions and permission services, please see our webpage for further information http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/services or contact Special Collections at sc[at]lib.arizona.edu or call (520) 621-6423.