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Boone Special Collections and Archives: Major Collecting Areas

Although the Special Collections department is home to collections related to a variety of topics, many collections fit within the major collecting areas described below. Browse collection titles and descriptions using our browse tool. For more information about our collecting areas, please see our collection development policy.

Rare Books Collection

rare books

The rare books collection includes works on a broad array of subjects but is particularly strong in the areas of religion, history, and literature. Specific named collections cover topics such as Paris in the 19th century, T. E. Lawrence, fine press books, the Christian Sabbath, and children’s literature.

University Archives

Groundbreaking in Malibu

The University Archives document the major activities and development of the University by collecting materials with historical significance. These materials are used as sources to promote the heritage of the University, understand its past, and examine its impact on educational, religious, and political history.

Malibu Historical Collection

post card illustration of Malibu

The goals of this collection are to:

  • tell the story of Malibu – its history, heritage, and people
  • create a repository for papers, videos, oral histories, photos, books, and artifacts
  • collect, preserve, catalog, and exhibit materials related to the history of the region, thus making them accessible to a global audience.

Churches of Christ Heritage Collection

historic photo - A. M. Morris and Congregants at the Long Beach Church of Christ

The Churches of Christ Heritage Collection is a repository of books, documents, photographs, periodicals, congregational histories, and artifacts of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement. The Heritage Collection is under the umbrella of the Rushford Center for Research on Churches of Christ and the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement.

Film and Television Archives

Men sitting around a card table with a donkey

A growing number of archival collections related to the history of film and television can be found in Special Collections. These collections include scripts, photographs, and documents that cover a broad range of film and television history.