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Rebecca Parmer and Anne Langley in front of the Richard H. Schimmelpfeng Gallery

Dedicating the Richard H. Schimmelpfeng Gallery

In October, UConn Archives & Special Collections dedicated its exhibition gallery in honor of Richard H. Schimmelpfeng, former director of Special Collections and a longtime advocate for and friend of the UConn Library. Check out our blog post and video dedication

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center collection items

The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center – not just a space, a legacy

With the recent rededication of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center to the Dodd Center in Human Rights, we look back at how the building came to be, and the importance of the space for our Archives & Special Collections. Learn more.

Lottie B. Scott in her Norwich home Thursday, July 29, 2021. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Collections Spotlight – Increasing Diversity in UConn Library Collections

Sharing the voices of African American and Asian American communities with new resources and primary source materials. Learn more. 

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UConn Library goes back in the stacks, concludes access to HathiTrust emergency resources on August 13

During the pandemic, the UConn Library took advantage of the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) program, providing electronic access to half-a-million print books from our collections. Learn more.

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On January 1, 2022, copyright expired for all works published in the United States in 1926. These works entered the public domain. Anyone is now free to share, use, and… [...]

With the move online for the start semester, UConn Library locations will be closed as study and gathering space starting this Thursday, January 6th through Sunday, January 30th. We will… [...]

“Imagine a near-perfect environment for the preservation of rare books and research collections. A place that welcomes the public with exhibitions, conferences, and lectures. A facility that encourages education, exploration, and… [...]

After 18 months of pandemic closure, the UConn Library opened the doors to all campus libraries in August of 2021 and nobody was happier than the staff. Libraries have spent… [...]

Melica Stinnett is the Research Services Coordinator at Archives & Special Collections, overseeing the reference desk, reference inquiries, reproductions, and student workers. If you visit Archives & Special Collections, she… [...]

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On the morning of September 11, 2001, four planes were hijacked in airspace over the eastern United States by terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda. Two of the planes were deliberately crashed… [...]

Now available in the CTDA – a series of audio recordings of lectures delivered by author and illustrator James Marshall to Francelia Butler’s Children’s Literature course from 1976-1990. Marshall is… [...]

Various forms of student government date back to when the University of Connecticut was known as the Storrs Agricultural College, from 1881 to 1899. Since the inception of the first… [...]

Music and bands have been a tradition at the University of Connecticut for over a century.  Beginning with small musical organizations and military bands, there were many predecessors to what… [...]

This post was contributed by Sophie Archambault, a rising junior at the University of Connecticut. In Summer 2021, Sophie interned with Michael Rodriguez, Collections Strategist, and Rebecca Parmer, Head of… [...]