About Special Collections
The Special Collections Department was created in 1967 to encourage research and writing in the history and culture of Arkansas and the surrounding region.The mission of the department is to acquire, preserve, and provide access to historical manuscripts, archives, maps, photographs, and published materials to support scholarly investigation of the state, its customs and people, and its cultural, physical, and political climate. Special Collections include manuscripts and archives, the Arkansas Collection, rare books and special libraries, photographs, broadsides, and maps. Read more about the collections.
The facilities of Special Collections are open to the public. University of Arkansas faculty and students as well as scholars, journalists, and other investigators from throughout the United States and other countries have conducted research in the collections. The results of their work have appeared in theses and dissertations, newspaper articles, scholarly and popular journals and books, exhibits, and television and film productions. Read more about doing research in Special Collections.
Special Collections' strengths and priorities for 2017 and beyond are outlined in our Strategic Plan.
Location and Directions
Special Collections is located on the basement floor (Level 1) of Mullins Library. View a campus map.
Driving directions to the campus as well as parking information for visitors can be found on our vistors page. The closest public parking are metered spots near the Administration Building or in the Stadium Drive (Arkansas Union) Parking Garage (view a parking map for campus).
Special Collections Staff
|Lori Birrell||Head, Special Collections Departmentfirstname.lastname@example.org||575-8443||MULN 130A|
|Amy Allen||University Archivistemail@example.com||575-6370||MULN 130J|
|Misha Gardner||Reading Room Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||575-8444||MULN 130|
|Todd Lewis||Lead Processing Archivistemail@example.com||575-4659||MULN 123|
|Janet Parsch||Librarianfirstname.lastname@example.org||575-6694||MULN 130K|
|Heath Robinson||James D. Bales Papers Project Archivistemail@example.com||575-4659||MULN 123|
|Geoffery Stark||Special Collections Reading Room Supervisorfirstname.lastname@example.org||575-8444||MULN 130|
|Catherine Wallack||Architectural Records Archivistemail@example.com||575-7253||MULN 126|
|Katrina Windon||Accessioning and Processing Archivistfirstname.lastname@example.org||575-3867||MULN 125|
|Joshua Youngblood||Research and Outreach Services Librarianemail@example.com||575-7251||MULN 130H|
|Special Projects Staff, 2016-2017|
|Ashley Cain (Manuscripts Processor)|
|Jacob Cornett (Manuscripts Processor)|
|Rebecca Davidson (Reading Room Assistant)|
|Drake Fitzgerald (Manuscripts Processor)|
|Christopher Galindo (Manuscripts Processor)|
|Sarah Green (Manuscripts Processor)|
|Joey Jekel (Reading Room Assistant)|
|Vallee Jines(Manuscripts Processor)|
|Jane Justus (Manuscripts Processor)|
|Ana Owens (Manuscripts Processor)|
|Xavier Rettus (Manuscripts Processor)|
|Angel Sigears (Manuscripts Processor)|
|Angela Tran (Manuscripts Processor)|
|Emiley Tripplet (Manuscripts Processor)|
Volunteers provide a valuable service, allowing regular staff members to dedicate their time to other projects. Special Collections Volunteer Policy
- Special Collections Department
- University of Arkansas Libraries
- 365 N. McIlroy Avenue
- Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
- Phone: (479) 575-5577
- FAX: (479) 575-3472
|Manuscripts||Research Assistance||Gifts||University Archives|