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About Archives & Special Collections

Mission Statement

The work of Archives & Special Collections is guided by the ideas that archives reveal by enabling people to examine and better understand the past, that archives inspire by being useful for many purposes, and that archives should be open to provide the widest possible access to information. 

In accordance with the Mission Statement of the University of Connecticut, Archives & Special Collections supports and advances the research, teaching, service and outreach missions of the University by collecting and preserving original source materials in the social sciences and humanities; by maintaining the historical records of the University; by fostering public awareness of archival issues; and by engaging students and faculty in scholarly and creative achievement.