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Special Collections preserves and provides access to rare and unique materials, including historical manuscripts, the University Archives, the Arkansas Collection of print material, rare books and special libraries, photographs, broadsides, historical maps, and the Arkansas Architectural Archives.


Special Collections exhibit celebrates Arkansas women and the creation of local libraries

“Literary Lifelines” uses photos, maps and documents from the print and archival materials in Special Collections to demonstrate the major role women played in the creation and development of public libraries in Arkansas and the United States. More...

Special Collections is opening the papers of distinguished Arkansan Senator Dale Bumpers March 19.

A celebration of the the Senator's career, legacy, and archival record will take place in the Walton Reading Room in Mullins Library at 3:00. Comprising more than 1000 boxes, the collection will prove invaluable for scholars of Arkansas political history. More...

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Last updated: November 27, 2012