Established in 1958, Special Collections' holdings include rare books, literature, printed materials, manuscript collections, multimedia, photographs, and maps that contribute to the interdisciplinary investigations of researchers, scholars and citizens from Arizona and beyond.
The scope and diversity of our collections make them important resources for the international academic community. Arizona & the Southwest, Arizona Queer Archives, US-Mexico Borderlands, University of Arizona History, Literature, Political Affairs, History of Science, and Performing Arts comprise our eight collecting areas.
Special Collections is accepting donations with established safety protocols and limited contact. Donors may mail or drop off collections at the library, or arrange short, limited pick-ups of predetermined materials.