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.
Artifacts including scrapbooks, portraits, and mementos
Building Files containing photographs of and articles about structures currently in use on campus, as well as ones that have been demolished or are no longer owned by the university
Faculty and Alumni Publications
People Files focused on OWU presidents, faculty, staff, and select alumni
Student Departmental Honors Papers
Subject Files covering clubs and organizations, special events, and sports
University Publications including yearbooks, alumni magazines, student newspapers, catalogs, and directories
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:
Eugene Rutigliano (Curator), email@example.com, 740-368-3233
Bernard Derr (Rare Books Librarian), firstname.lastname@example.org, 740-368-3288
Carol Holliger (Archivist), email@example.com, 740-368-3285