ACU Special Collections and Archives preserves those materials that, because of subject coverage, rarity, source, condition, or form, are best handled separately from the main circulating collection.  The two broad divisions of our department are the holdings of the Center for Restoration Studies and the University Archives and Records.

Center for Restoration Studies Collection

We actively seek materials from, by and about the Stone-Campbell or Restoration Movement from its earliest days to the present.  We hold books, periodicals, ephemera, photographs, audio and video recordings, archival materials and artifacts.  What does Special Collections collect? is a brief guide for donors and patrons who would like to support and enhance our this collection.  To discuss how you can assist, contact Mac Ice at mac.ice@acu.edu.

University Archives and Records

The University Archives consist of those materials deemed by University Records Management policy to be permanent records of the actions, activities, and products of the University.  Campus departments desiring to transfer permanent records should contact Mac Ice at mac.ice@acu.edu.

Location and Research Assistance:  To preserve these materials and ensure they are available for future generations, they are shelved in closed stacks, are not available for casual browsing, and the materials do not circulate.  However, we are eager access to them through consultation with our knowledgeable staff, through our library catalog, our online institutional repository, and departmental databases and finding aids.

We are located on the lower level of the Brown Library. We are open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm (excluding campus holidays).

Because the balance of encouraging use of the materials while protecting them for future users can at times be delicate, certain definite limitations must be employed.

Collection Development Policy: Our Collection Development Policy describes in full form the nature and scope of our collections and the conditions for their acquisition, use, care, and preservation.