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Special Collections

Search Collections

Special Collections contains published and unpublished resources in a variety of formats. To search one of our core collections, select one of the options below. Please contact us for assistance if you have any questions or concerns.

Manuscript Collections

  • Personal papers (such as letters, diaries, and scrapbooks)
  • Organizational records (such as meeting minutes and membership records)
  • Other formats: photographs, audiovisual materials, artifacts, computer files, or archived web content.

 Search the manuscript collections. 

Book Collections

  • Augustana  institutional publications
  • Early printed works and first editions
  • Diverse genres: women's prescriptive literature, children's literature and illustrations, artists' books

Search the library catalog.

Vertical Files

  • Clippings and ephemera
  • Programs, newsletters, and announcements
  • Some original manuscripts, archival records, and photographs

Search the Vertical Files.

Photograph Collection

  • Print and negative images
  • Varying sizes, from snapshots to panoramic
  • Electronic photographs

Contact Special Collections for a photograph search request.

Digital Collections and Exhibits

Explore the digital collections and exhibits.