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, and the Louise B. Belsterling Botanical Library.
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.
Author of The Mummy! Also Produced Classic Botanical Manuals
A book recently added to the Louise B. Belsterling Botanical Collection in Special Collections at UT Dallas' Eugene McDermott Librarywas donated by the Louise B. Belsterling Foundation of the Dallas Garden Club and the Richard Finlay family in memory of Charlotte Finlay.
Longtime HAC Volunteer
Will Be Missed
Kenneth John Rice was born Aug. 4, 1925 in Chicago IL. He took his first flight in a Ford Trimotor in 1929 and was a solid model maker during his formative years. He served during World War II and, although initially trained as a field artillery radio operator, his entire class was transferred to the combat infantry of the 36th Division in Europe.
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
Eugene McDermott Library,
800 West Campbell Road,
Richardson, TX 75083-0643,
Paul Oelkrug CA,
Coordinator for Special Collections