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    The University Archives holds inactive university records of continuing historical and administrative importance. The archives also accepts personal papers and business records of significance to this geographical region. Historical photographs, maps, the Deutsch Northwest Clipping and Pamphlet File, University History File, Compendium of EWU Historical Data and manuscript materials are all contained in the archives.

    University Archives is located on the lower floor, in the southwest corner of the JFK Library. Look for the glass doors on each side of the glass display case. Most of the collections in the University Archives are reflected in the EWU Library Catalog. More detailed descriptions of archival collections, called finding aids, are on file in the Archives office.

    The Special Collections are principally a collection of books and periodicals related to the history and government of the Pacific Northwest. Other collections include rare books, autographed copies and limited editions, many 19th century U.S. Government Documents, the Ye Galleon Press Collection and the Almeron T. Perry Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection - a research collection of uncataloged books and periodicals representing this genre.

    Special Collections is located on the lower floor, in the southwest corner of the JFK Library. Look for the glass doors on each side of the glass display case. Books and periodicals in the Special Collections are reflected in the EWU Library Catalog.

    The Research Room is on the lower floor of the JFK Library. The Research Room, which contains reference works and periodicals, is open during the library's open hours. However, most of the collections are only available when the staff is on duty to assist researchers (See hours). For questions about use of the collection, check out procedures, or photocopying, please ask in the Research Room (509.359.2475)

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    EWU Libraries
    816 F Street
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: circulation@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.7888

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