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Special Collections

Among the most renowned assets of Auburn University Libraries are the extensive special collections featuring a variety of books, photographs and a robust digital collection. The Auburn history collection is one of the largest and presents a treasure trove of notable people, places and events in the history of Auburn University. This collection contains images of student life, sporting events, campus leaders and landmarks during some of the most turbulent decades in Auburn’s history, including the last quarter of the 19th century, World Wars I and II and desegregation in the 1960s.

Offering both a physical archive and a digital collection ensures patrons have access to these unique artifacts in person or from the comfort of their homes, residence halls or classrooms. These digital collections became even more relevant during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Philanthropy ensures the Libraries continue to curate and grow these special collections, providing a valuable and enduring resource.

Last updated: 02/05/2021