Utah Asia Campus (UAC) Library Support

A list of frequently-asked-questions and -answers regarding access to library resources and assistance for faculty and students of the University of Utah Asia Campus

What is Special Collections?

Special Collections is the part of the library that contains books, manuscripts, photographs, and other materials that are especially old, rare, unique, and valuable. These items preserve the actions, thoughts, and beliefs of people in the past and can help us learn about our shared human cultural heritage.

Finding Special Collections Materials

Special Collections items can be found in the online library catalog. Once you do a general search, you may need to filter your search results.

  1. In the "Tweak My Results" sidebar, select Availability --> Available in the Library --> Apply Filters
  2. Then, select Location --> Marriott Library Special Collections --> Apply Filters

Only some of our items can be viewed online. However, we are often able to scan items and provide you with digital reproductions. To request reproductions of collection items, please fill out this form. A member of the Special Collections team will respond to you within a few days.

Digitized Special Collections

Digitized Special Collections items can be found in the J. Willard Marriott Digital Library. You can do a general search or browse suggested topics. Clicking on the topics will show you a list of collections that may be useful for your research.

Topics that may be most relevant to Utah Asia Campus courses include:

  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Correspondence (personal letters)
  • Diaries
  • Oral Histories (interviews)
  • Photographs
  • Rare Books

Special Collections Subscription Databases

The Marriott Library subscribes to many databases that contain special collections items and primary source documents from libraries, archives, and museums around the world. The ones listed here may be the most relevant for UAC students. The full database list is available here

Marriott Library Eccles Library Quinney Law Library