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.


Special Collections Department, SAA Host Workshop

The Special Collections Department of Eugene McDermott Library and The Society of American Archivists are teaming up to host "Grant Proposal Writing #1622" on October 26 at 9am. Read more

A Pilot’s Mission

One North Texas pilot recounts his days after the military and the secrets missions that he flew for the CIA. The danger he faced while working for the intelligence agency and his connection to the Eugene McDermott Library are in this Profile of Courage.

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Second Saturday of the month: 9 AM - 1 PM or by appointment

For more information contact us at:
Phone: 972-883-2570
Email: libspco@utdallas.edu
Eugene McDermott Library,
Special Collections
800 West Campbell Road,
Richardson, TX 75083-0643,

Paul Oelkrug CA,
Coordinator for Special Collections