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Special Collections and Archives Staff

  • Bridwell Library Special Collections and Archives are open to all qualified readers Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; materials are not paged after 4:30 p.m. Appointments are strongly encouraged, but not required.

    Timothy Binkley

    Archivist
    214-768-1989

    R. Arvid Nelsen

    Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarian
    214-768-3440

    Daniel J. Slive

    Head of Special Collections
    214-768-1696

    Rebecca Howdeshell

    Digital Projects Librarian
    214-768-1165

Using the Collections


On February 23, 2018, the reading room at Bridwell Library will be temporarily relocated as the permanent location is remodeled. The reading room will be open during the construction process. Bridwell Library Special Collections is open to all qualified readers Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; materials are not paged after 4:30 p.m. Appointments are strongly encouraged, but not required. Please contact special collections staff for an appointment.

Permission to use Special Collections and Archives material is granted to registered readers. Each reader will be asked to complete a registration form each year (June 1–May 31) and provide identification and a current address. To review all the rules for viewing special collections material in the reading room, please visit this page.


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