We maintain collections of rare books and unique archival materials that make possible in-depth research on selected topics. The scope and diversity of Special Collections make it an important resource for the international academic community. Established in 1958 to house materials on Arizona, the Southwest, and the U.S./Mexico Borderlands, Special Collections now includes rare books, manuscript collections, photographs, and other materials in a wide variety of subject areas.
Regional and local history documented in printed text, manuscripts, photographs, and more
Archival materials and printed texts on the Borderlands of the Southwest and Northwest of Mexico, from Baja California to Tamaulipas, Mexico
Dynamic selection of titles documenting advances in many branches of science starting with the 16th century
First editions of works, poetry and fine press editions, and handwritten manuscripts from the birth of printing in the 15th century forwards
Play scripts, sound recordings, programs, & photographs
Major congressional and political affairs collections of regional and national significance
University archives, faculty papers, and photographs of university history