Mission Statement

The mission of The Special Collections Library, as part of the University Libraries, is to support Clemson University in its efforts to further the creation, application, and dissemination of knowledge through teaching, research and public service goals.

Research materials relating to the study of South Carolina and the history of Clemson University are housed and preserved within our facility to fulfill our role as a link in the network of institutions responsible for maintaining the documentary record of South Carolina.

The department’s archivists and support staff acquire and preserve manuscripts, books, official University records and publications, photographs, audio-visual material, magnetic tape and artifacts.

Access to this material is provided to the University community and other researchers through descriptions in Special Collections and electronic information networks, direct assistance to researchers and outreach services such as exhibits.