Welcome to Special Collections

 
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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
Location | Services | Staff

News and Events

Our current and recent past exhibits are now available as digital stories in the style of the New York Times' Snow Fall project.

Announcing a new digital collection: the WMUB Archives, featuring student-produced radio and television programs from the late 1960s.

The 2014 Annual Special Collections Lecture will be held October 10th 4-6 PM, featuring a panel of three Freedom Summer volunteers: Roland Duerksen, Carole Colca, and Mark Levy.