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Special Collections & University Archives offers access to unique materials for students, faculty, researchers, and the public.
Some materials are stored in our Automated Retrieval Center (ARC) and require a minimum of 24 hours’ notice to retrieve. We strongly encourage all patrons to contact Special Collections & University Archives, either by email or phone (see Contact Us below) to request materials and/or to schedule a research appointment.
Collections are non-circulating and must be used in the Special Collections & University Archives' reading room. Researchers will need to provide a current government or academic-issued photo ID when visiting in person.
Special Collections & University Archives
University of Central Florida Libraries
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando, FL 32816-2666
ArchivesSpace searches Special Collections & University Archives’ collection guides. Collection guides, also called finding aids or descriptive guides, are tools that help researchers find information in the manuscript or archival collections and include information on the origin, extent, dates, contents, and subjects for the collection.
The UCF Library Catalog searches Special Collections & University Archives’ publications and collection records.
Quick Tip: Use the search bar on our department homepage to search only our records in the catalog. The search bar is located under the collection pictures and above the blog posts.
After searching for your materials, you’ll need to filter the results on the left menu under Library Branch. If Special Collections & University Archives has materials that fit your keywords, you can filter to find only our materials by clicking the arrow next to Library Branch and then clicking one of the following:
Digital Collections on Showcase of Text, Archives, Research & Scholarships (STARS) searches Special Collections and University Archives materials that we have digitized and online, which can be accessed anywhere. Once you begin searching using this link, you can narrow results down by year or publication using the boxes on the left of the search results.
The Historical Tour of UCF Campus Buildings is an ongoing exhibit that is updated periodically.
We welcome individuals who wish to curate special exhibitions in our department. Exhibits will focus on materials held in Special Collections & University Archives and can be created from either our book or manuscript collections. More information about exhibiting with us can be found on our dedicated page about Exhibits.