dorton arenaThe Special Collections Research Center holds approximately 80 manuscript collections on the built environment and related fields. These collections are rich in twentieth-century designs, and they include drawings of commercial, educational, and residential buildings and landscapes. The University Archives holds similar materials on the buildings and grounds of the NC State campus. The Rare Book Collection contains classic works on the history of architecture.

To facilitate research, the Special Collection Research Center has online descriptive collection guides to archival and manuscript collections related to architecture, landscape architecture, and related subjects. The library’s online catalog provides information on specific titles in the Rare Book Collection.

Special Collections Materials on Architecture

Special Collections Materials on Landscape Architecture

Significant Collections

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