Welcome to Special Collections

 
Stories of Freedom Summer

The Walter Havighurst Special Collections holds over 65,000 volumes, including rare books, manuscripts, and special subject collections.

Collection strengths include: the history and culture of the Ohio Valley/Old Northwest Territory; the history of transportation, especially in the 19th century; the American Civil War; pre- and post-revolutionary Russian history, art and literature; William Holmes McGuffey and his Readers; 19th century gift books; and children’s literature, especially the 18th through the 20th centuries, including 19th century schoolbooks.

Our goal is to serve Miami University, the Oxford community, and scholars around the world. Contact us for research help or to schedule a class visit, and be sure to follow our weekly blog on life in a special collections library.

About the Library

(513) 529-3323
SpecColl@MiamiOH.edu
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
321 King Library
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News and Events

The Miami University and Western College Memorial Archives have moved their digital records to a new ArchivesSpace platform.

The recording of our second Annual Lecture, Telling Our Stories: Building the Freedom Summer Legacy, is now available online.

Our Spring 2015 exhibit will be titled The Ready Ones: American Children, World War II, and Propaganda. The exhibit will be guest curated by Katherine Wills, a graduate student in the History Department, and will run January 26 - May 15.