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Special Collections and University Archives: A Basic Introduction: F. Special Collections Online

This guide will introduce the department of Newman Library that is devoted to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary source materials.

Special Collections Online

General Information

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm & By Appointment

Contact us:
Telephone: 540-231-6308
Information for Visitors

Find us online!



Aaron Purcell, Director, Special Collections
Marc Brodsky, Public Services and Reference Archivist
Kira Dietz, Acquisitions and Processing Archivist
Jeff Flanagan, Project Archivist
John Jackson, Archives Assistant
Tamara Kennelly, University Archivist
Laurel Rozema, Processing and Special Projects Archivist
Sam Winn, Collections Archivist
Anthony Wright de Hernandez, Community Collections Archivist

Special Collections Online

Special Collections Online is our Omeka platform for digital content. Though still a bit quirky (in 2019), the site does provide digital images of collections or significant parts of collections, as well as digital exhibits based on materials held in Special Collections. With links to a collection's finding aid, these digital versions of collections will also be indicated in the finding aids themselves.