Special Collections Department

The Special Collections Department 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.

News & Features

Workshop: Planning New and Remodeled Archival Facilities

Special Collections and Archives Division is pleased to announce that UTD is co-hosting with the Society of American Archivist (SAA) the Planning New and Remodeled Archival Facilities #1746 workshop. Early bird registration is now open through this link: Register Online.

Time: Mon, Oct 24, 2016 - Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 9am - 5pm
Location: McDermott Library, Special Collections and Archives

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