The Special Collections Library is the branch of Clemson University Libraries that houses University Archives, manuscript collections, rare books, photographs and artifacts. Material in the Special Collections Library includes many items of considerable historic significance. Special Collections Library staff  collect, preserve, and make accessible primary resources and rare or unique materials that stimulate, enrich, and support research, teaching, learning, and administration at Clemson University.

Reference assistance is available Monday through Friday (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) from Special Collections Library staff at the Reference Desk in the Hipp Reading Room located in the Strom Thurmond Institute Building on the University’s main campus.

Please review all guidelines and access policies.  Bringing a completed Patron Registration Form to your initial visit will expedite the research process. You also will need to show a photo ID (driver’s license or college/university ID preferred) before beginning your research.