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The Special Collection Research Center's mission is to identify and collect rare and unique materials to support the research and teaching needs of the university. By emphasizing established and emerging areas of excellence at the university and corresponding strengths within the Libraries' overall collection, the SCRC is strategically developing collections with the aim of becoming an indispensable source of information for generations of scholars.

The SCRC builds collections in all formats in priority subject areas. These areas are chosen in consultation with faculty, collection managers, and other specialists and in response to various opportunities. Special Collections staff actively collaborate with Collection Management to build collections in targeted areas, emphasizing the primary goal of building broad and deep accumulations in focus areas that add unique value to and complement the general collection in areas of strength and emphasis for the university.

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