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Library Overview

The Department of Archives and Special Collections at the Arizona State University (ASU) Libraries hosts seven archival repositories and special collections primarily documenting the diverse history, arts, and cultures of Arizona and the Southwest. These repositories are the Arizona Collection, Chicano Research Collection, Benedict Visual Literacy Collection, Child Drama Collection, Labriola National American Indian Data Center, Special Collections, and University Archives.

Each of the repositories collects current and historical information in a variety of formats including books, periodicals, microforms, photographs, institutional records, personal papers, videotapes, and digital information. The department currently preserves and makes accessible over 20,000 linear feet of archival materials, more than 1 million photographs, and ca. 50,000 monographic titles including rare books. These materials are made available in two reading rooms at Hayden Library, and they are stored at a state-of-the-art remote storage facility at the ASU Polytechnic campus.

Arizona State University Libraries
Department of Archives and Special Collections
Box 871006
Tempe, Arizona 85287-1006
(480) 965-4932 (t)
(480) 965-0776 (f)