As part of Clemson University Libraries, Special Collections houses unique, rare, and specialized research material that documents the history, culture and physical environment of the city of Clemson, the Upstate area, and the State of South Carolina.

Within our collections are books, pamphlets, posters, serials and periodicals, scrapbooks, archives and manuscripts, maps, architectural drawings, photographs, among other materials.

Special Collections works to collect, organize, describe, preserve, and maintain unique intellectual and cultural heritage materials and promotes the use of these resources by the University community, scholars, and the public.

Our goal is to advance scholarship and further the educational, research, and service missions of the University.