The OWU Historical Collection's purpose is to facilitate research related to the history of the university by acquiring, preserving, and providing supervised access to historically significant materials related to OWU constituents. The historical collection serves the three main user groups described in the OWU Libraries Collection Development Policy: the OWU community; the Delaware, Ohio community; and external researchers.
The OWU Historical Collection is not the department of record for official university documents.
The Special Collections Department is located on the second floor of Beeghly Library, adjacent to the Bayley Room. The Reading Room is open from 8:30-Noon, and 1-5, Monday-Friday. Students are highly encouraged to schedule appointments, but “walk-ins” are also welcome.
Contact information for appointments:
OWU Historical Collection
Eugene Rutigliano (Curator), firstname.lastname@example.org, 740-368-3233
Rare Books, Manuscripts & Artifacts
Bernard Derr (Rare Books Librarian), email@example.com, 740-368-3288
Archives of Ohio United Methodism
Carol Holliger (Archivist), firstname.lastname@example.org, 740-368-3285