Welcome to Special Collections

 
The Ready Ones

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 - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday
321 King Library
Location | Services | Staff

News and Events

Please note we have changed to our summer hours.

New finding aid: Clyde Fisher and Te Ata Collection.

The Indian Creek Baptist Church Meeting Minutes, 1810-1850, has been digitized and transcribed by Samantha Harris as part of a W.E. Smith Family Charitable Trust grant. View the digitized copy and transcription here.

Next year's exhibit topics have been selected! Summer 2015: Miami Univeristy in the 1960's, Fall 2015: artists' books, Spring 2016: travel maps & postcards.