Archives & Special Collections Mission

Archives & Special Collections supports the University of Connecticut’s mission of teaching, research and service. It acquires, preserves and makes accessible specialized research collections for students, faculty, staff, scholars and the general public and supports the development and promotion of public programs, exhibitions and similar events to enhance the University’s teaching and research activities.

To accomplish this mission, Archives & Special Collections:

  • Collects, stewards, and preserves specialized and unique collections;
  • Engages its constituents in discovering, understanding, and manipulating unique resources
  • Creates new information from primary sources either by itself or in collaboration with others.

Our Collection Development Policy provides information on the decisions we in building our collections.

Our Digital Object Take-Down Policy addresses decisions we make regarding the images represented in the digital repository.