The C. L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department is located on the sixth floor. The book collections include the Chicano Collection, the Judaica Collection, the S. L. A. Marshall Military History Collection, the Southwest and Border Studies Collection, as well as collections of art and rare books. In addition to printed sources, the department has manuscript and archival collections available. There is also an oral history collection documenting the region.
The Friends of the University Library have established the "Friends of the University Library Special Collections Endowment Fund" to support the department's programs and operations.
For more information please call (915) 747-5697.
Special Collections will close from August 11 through August 22, 2014, to work on projects. Use of the collections will be by appointment only. To use the collections, patrons should contact Claudia Rivers one week in advance. Researchers should supply the following information with their request:
No reference services will be available during the scheduled visits to Special Collections.