What’s the difference between Special Collections and Archives?



Special Collections focuses on

  • printed material such as early printed books, pre-1850
  • books from presses
  • 18th - 20th century newspapers
  • theses
  • maps
  • pamphlets
  • microfilm
  • collections donated by individuals
  • collections of literary manuscripts.

Archives focuses on records created in everyday life such as letters, diaries and estate ledgers.


  • Last Updated Nov 08, 2018
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  • Answered By Mary Keane

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