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The Special Collections & Archives Department of the Auburn University Libraries is located on the Ground Floor of Ralph Brown Draughon Library and houses published and unpublished materials which, because of their uniqueness or condition, require special care and handling. Special Collections & Archives collects, preserves, makes available, and publicizes institutional records, personal manuscripts, photographs, rare books, and selected artifacts in support of the research, teaching, and outreach missions of Auburn University.

Special Collections & Archives - $2,000,000

Auburn Room - $300,000

display table and shelving in Auburn Room

This room is home to the Auburn collection, consisting of print materials relating to Auburn University's history and culture. It also houses Auburn University theses and dissertations.

Geiger Room - $150,000

furniture, artifacts, and yearbooks in Geiger Room

Currently named in memory of former head of Special Collections Gene Geiger, this space serves as the reading room, conference room and reception area for Special Collections and Archives.

Research Room - $150,000

patron worktables and scanning station in Research Room

This area houses the Alabama collection: an assembly of material relating to the historical, geographical and social aspects of the state of Alabama. It is used as an area for lectures and special speakers, as well as a display area for various exhibits.

Treasure Room - $500,000

books and documents on shelving in Treasure Room

The Treasure Room houses the Treasure Collection, which consists of many rare works and editions. Included in the collection are early editions of works by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Truman Capote, English Language Bibles, and a complete set of Auburn football programs.

Last updated: 02/07/2019