Due to COVID-19 concerns and recommendations for social distancing, Special Collections will be closed starting Monday, March 16 until further notice. During this time, you can still contact us about our services. Please be aware that we will be unable to accommodate any visits or fulfill any reproduction requests during this closure. Permissions requests will be handled on a case by case basis and responses to reference queries may be delayed.
We are undergoing shelving improvements that may affect retrieval of the Health Sciences Library Special Collections books and manuscripts March 9-27. Please email us at LBRYfirstname.lastname@example.org for updates or to make research arrangements.
Special Collections will be closed December 23, 2019—January 3, 2020. We look forward to seeing you January 6.
University Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of Verónica Reyes-Escudero as the new Katheryne B. Willock Head of Special Collections.
We will be closing at noon on Friday, May 11 to accommodate commencement. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Reading Room will be closed on Tuesday, April 17 for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Visitors may still view our Judith Chafee exhibition.
On March 5-8, we will be installing new carpet in the Reading Room. If you plan to use our collections during that time, please come to the large conference room. The Congressional Exhibit will be unavailable during this time.
You may have heard that Tucson was designated a World City of Gastronomy by UNESCO last year. Many are still scratching their heads and asking “why?” Sustainable Food Systems scholar at the UA’s Southwest Center Gary Nabhan was instrumental in getting Tucson recognized for its unique place in gastronomy and ethnobotany.
Catch up on last semester's events with these video and audio recordings:
Traditions come with a leap year that includes an extra day every four years. Many early laws did not recognize February 29th as a real legal day, and thus sometimes laws and customs were allowed to be ignored.
One convention that could be broken on February 29th, or sometimes for the rest of the leap month or the entire leap year, was that a woman was allowed to propose marriage to a man.