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University Archives & Special Collections

The purpose of University Archives & Special Collections is to house Woodward Library materials that need special care for their protection and preservation. It is organized by various collections. Collections include the Dorothy Dix Collection, which includes her works and newspaper clippings; the Robert Penn Warren Collection which includes portraits, photographs, the Purple and Gold collection, and Warren's high school report card; the Clarksville Photographs Collection which include photographs ranging from the late 1800s to the mid 1970s; the Dr. Joseph Milton Henry Papers contain information about The Land Between The Lakes; and The Hillman Papers, which have primary source material relating to the Hillman Land and Iron Company. A final collection consists of materials that need special care because of their age, fragility, format, or uniqueness.

Access to University Archives & Special Collections is restricted to help protect and preserve the materials. The room is locked at all times and patrons are not allowed in the room unless accompanied by a staff member. Use of materials is restricted. For further information or to schedule an appointment for use of University Archives & Special Collections materials, contact Gina Garber or Scott Shumate.