Imagine our internationally renowned Special Collections being poised to...
Acquire rare works that become available once a century, as we did recently with the 1623 Orazio Grassi De Sphaera manuscript.
Acquire contemporary rare materials, such as the personal papers of Wilma Mankiller, the first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
Attract to campus the very scholars whose books line our shelves to interact with students and faculty. Imagine a student being able to discuss Civil War history with the individual whose book they have studied in class.
Build tools and resources that increase access to our collection in order to provide students the opportunity to grapple with the original records of human culture.
It is from the intersection of our rich primary resources about the human experience that our researchers and students create new knowledge.