Welcome to the Miami University Special Collections & Archives

Miami and Oxford in the 1960s

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.

The archives held at Miami University are comprised of three archives: the Miami University Archives, which contains manuscripts, publications, photographs, and artifacts dealing with Miami University history; the Western College Memorial Archives, which holds materials from the Board of Trustee records dating back to 1853; and the Oxford College Archives, which documents the history of the women’s college. Archival records may be accessed online through our ArchivesSpace instance.

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Special Collections
(513) 529-3323
SpecColl@MiamiOH.edu
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday
321 King Library

Archives
(513) 529- 6720
Archives@MiamiOH.edu
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Withrow Court

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News and Events

The Western College Memorial Archives website has been moved into the Special Collections & Archives website.

The Native American Women Playwrights Archive website has been moved into the Special Collections & Archives website.

Our summer exhibit Miami and Oxford in the 1960s is now on display!