Special Collections


Special Collections and Archives

  • Special Collections will be closed from Thursday, December 19, 2019 until February 3, 2020 due to construction in the library. There will be no appointments available in the library during this time period. To schedule an appointment after the library re-opens, please send an email to the appropriate staff member.

    Bridwell Library Special Collections and Archives access is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. NO WALK-INS PERMITTED. If you have a question for or request of our staff, you may contact them by phone or email, and they will work with you based on their availability at the time of the request. Bridwell Library seeks to provide exceptional support and service to our patrons and community, and we encourage everyone to continue to use our vast and important collections and resources. Your experience and access to Bridwell Library is our priority.

    Bridwell Library Special Collections and Archives are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; materials are not paged after 4:30 p.m.

    Timothy Binkley


    R. Arvid Nelsen

    Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarian

    Daniel J. Slive

    Head of Special Collections

    Rebecca Howdeshell

    Digital Projects Librarian