Special Collections has rare and unusual artifacts, library materials, and distinctive and topical collections that
enhance the University's cultural and intellectual life.
We house the University Archives, the Wine and
Wine Industry Collection, the First Edition Collection, the John Gill Modern
Poetry Collection, and other library collections and rare materials needing
specialized care. We are open to the campus and general public.
We have many items relating
to campus history. Also available are books on local history, rare and
valuable books on botany, mycology, art and architecture. The archive of the
Academic Senate and the archive of the student underground newspaper Low are also kept in the Special Collections room. See our page of Collection Descriptions for more detail. We
have placed some of our holdings online in our Gallery.
You can search the Library Catalog for some of
our holdings, but keep in mind that a lot of our materials are not in the