Special Collections

Important note to researchers: History of Aviation Archives Has Moved

Our History of Aviation Archives was moved to a new facility during November and December. The Archives are located at the Synergy Park North building at 3020 Waterview Parkway, Suite 11.206 directly north of the University of Texas at Dallas. The Archives are open for research Monday through Friday 8:00am through 5:00pm. Expect delays for research requests submitted during January.

For more information contact us at:
Phone: 972-883-2570
Email: [email protected]


The Special Collections Department was established in the mid-1970s to house rare books acquired by the library. In nearly thirty years Special Collections has grown to include the History of Aviation Collection, the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library, the Louise B. Belsterling Botanical Library, various Unique Book Collections, and the University Archives.

The History of Aviation Collection is the largest section of the department, consisting of a world-class aeronautical archive and library. The Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library is an outstanding regional resource for both philatelic and postal history. The Louise B. Belsterling Library holds an extraordinary collection of rare botanical books, including the library’s oldest volume.