Special Collections Information
What is Special Collections?
Special Collections is the name given to the section of the library which
holds rare books and manuscripts. Rare books are books which are special
to Henderson Library for some reason; for example, books which are autographed
by the author or are written by GSU professors would be placed in the rare
book collection. Manuscripts are the papers of indivduals or organizations
of importance to the community; for example, the papers of local politicians
and records of local businesses make up quite a bit of the Manuscripts
Special Collections Access
Because of the nature of Special Collections material, access to Special
Collections is somewhat restrictive. Special Collections materials may be
used in the Special Collections office, which is located on the fourth
floor of Henderson Library. Special Collections
materials may not be checked out.
Special Collections Hours
Special Collections open hours are 8am to 5pm Monday-Friday, based on
staff availability. The best way to be sure someone is available to help
you is to use the
Special Collections Queries/Requests page to set up an appointment.
Special Collections Personnel
Currently, these are the people working in Special Collections:
Librarian and Special Collections Department Head
Web Site Credits
Web site design, HTML encoding, and graphics editing by Shane T. Rogers.
Scanning and photography by Susan Moody.
Catalog entry and inventory transcription by Julie Jones.
The Search engine for Special Collections is a modified version
of Simple Search. Simple Search is a Search Script written by Matt Wright
and can be found at Matt's
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