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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.


Professor Jeannie Whayne giving Earth Day Lecture for the University Libraries with research from Special Collections

April 22, Earth Day 2015, Whayne will present "The Incidental Environmentalists: Dale Bumpers, George Templeton and the Origins of the Rosen Alternative Pest Control Center at the University of Arkansas" in room 104 in Mullins Library. More...

President Lincoln's death 150 years ago recorded in diary in Special Collections.

Sarah Van Patten's diary, part of the Ellsworth Family papers (MC1162) shows the impact the shock of Lincoln's death had on her as a young woman. Writing in Maryland, Van Patten would later move with her husband Dr. Prosper Ellsworth to Hot Springs. More...

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Last updated: February 12, 2015