Although Special Collections will remain closed to the public until further notice, we will continue to provide online help with reference questions. We will also endeavor to host online “show and tells” for University of Miami classes as well as other types of outreach. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Department of Special Collections is home to a wide array of rare books, manuscripts, archival collections, photographs and audio-visual items, maps, architectural drawings, artists’ books, zines, photographic collections, and other research materials that document the history of Florida, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and beyond.
All of the materials held in Special Collections, from 15th century books to 21st century restaurant menus, are open to use by the public as well as the University Community. Special Collections is dedicated to supporting research and teaching using the collections and actively acquires new materials to create a fuller historical record.
We are also the home to the new Jay I. Kislak Collection of the Early Americas, Exploration, and Navigation, a renown gathering of maps, books, artefacts, artwork, and ephemera documenting the history of the Western Hemisphere, including the North and South Poles.
This online series of webinars offer an informative, enticing, and educational look into a selection of images that are representative of materials in Special Collections.