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Finding Special Collections Material

Printed collections

Published items held in Special Collections, such as books, journals, pamphlets, and broadsides, are searchable in DELCAT.  It is possible to limit your search to ONLY materials held in Special Collections by selecting the box next to "Special Collections" under the "Library" tab on the sidebar. Material from Special Collections will display the location information as "Special Collections Non-Circulating."

Special Collections search box in DELCAT

For additional information on how to search Special Collections in DELCAT, such as how to limit or sort by date, please refer to the Using DELCAT Discovery guide.

Manuscripts and archives

Special Collections' manuscript and archival collections contain a wide range of materials, such as personal papers, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, drafts, photographs, business records, reports, ephemera, audio, video, and born-digital content. The guides to these collections are called finding aids and they can be browsed and searched here:  Not all finding aids or collection descriptions are online, so please contact Special Collections if you need help with your search.

Select resources found in Special Collections

Primary Source Analysis Worksheet