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.

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History of Aviation Collection

Special Collections at the Eugene McDermott Library provides access to a number of collections concerning the history of aviation.
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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