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Our Collections

The Department of Special & Area Studies Collections encompasses collections of unique and special types of materials (e.g., rare books, maps, archives, and manuscript collections) and interdisciplinary collections pertaining to geographical, national or cultural regions. The collections directly support a variety of academic disciplines and research programs.


The Dept. of Special and Area Studies Collections contains thirteen major collecting areas.

Digital Collections

The University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC) hosts more than 300 digital collections. It includes images, media, and records from Archives and Special Collections. Not all of our materials are digitized.

Finding Aids and Inventories

Access all of the finding aids, inventories, and guides to manuscript and archival collections in the Dept. of Special and Area Studies Collections.

Library Catalog

Search all holdings including rare and special books, maps, newspapers, and other publications held by our units.