The Special Collections Division at the University of Arkansas was created in 1967 to encourage research and writing in the history and culture of Arkansas and the surrounding region. Since then, our collections have grown to include architectural records, the personal papers of artists and musicians, historical records documenting the creation of the Fulbright program and international exchanges, as well as the University Archives, rare book collections, and much more. Special Collections also has exhibits throughout the year showcasing items from our collections.
To search for Special Collections materials online, you'll use either OneSearch to look for published materials including artists books, rare books, and zines, or ArchivesSpace, the database where you'll find our archival collections.
As a researcher in Special Collections, you'll first create your Special Collections account in Aeon. This online account is how you'll request to view materials in person in the Special Collections reading room, order reproductions of materials, and keep track of your requests.
To learn more about doing research in Special Collections and how to get started, please visit the guide below:
To request materials to view in the Reading Room or order reproductions, you will first need to create a Special Collections account in Aeon. Aeon is the automated circulation system that Special Collections uses to manage requests for materials.
View the video below to see an example of creating a Special Collections account.