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Students, faculty, staff, and the public are now welcome to visit Special Collections without an appointment from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.


Remembering Roberto "Cintli" Rodriguez

Oct 1, 2023

We are deeply saddened by the death of our respected colleague, Roberto "Cintli" Rodriguez, Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mexican American Studies.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the Libraries, Sept. 15 - Oct. 15

Sep 13, 2023

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) from September 15 to October 15 to recognize the priceless achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans to U.S. culture, history and society. 

University Libraries staff chose these books, resources and pictures to showcase in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Special Collections: Borderlands archives

Juneteenth past, present & beyond

Jun 19, 2023

Juneteenth and the Emancipation Proclamation are important markers in the history of civil rights and racial justice.

June 19 (Juneteenth) is a federally recognized holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Juneteenth has been celebrated in the United States, and in Canada, Jamaica, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and other countries around the world.

2023 celebration

Summer 2023 Closures

Jun 16, 2023

Special Collections will be closed during the summer for two federal holidays and a department retreat.

Monday, June 19th, 2023: Juneteeth Holiday

Tuesday, July 4th, 2023: Independence Day

Thursday, August 24th and Friday, August 25th, 2023: Department retreat/training

Have a safe and relaxing summer!

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month

May 31, 2023

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising (also called the Stonewall Riots) which galvanized the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City (NYC) police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village, New York. This sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighborhood residents as police roughly hauled employees and patrons out of the bar, leading to six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement.

Cheers to our graduating student employees!

May 12, 2023

We are so proud of our student employees as their years of hard work, dedication and perseverance pay off. We wish them and all graduating Wildcats the best in every endeavor and hope they think fondly of the University Libraries when they think of the University of Arizona.

2023 Spring/Summer graduates