The Arts and Special Collections Research Center holds thousands of unique archives. In this guide we are highlighting archives covering a wide range of topics including music missions, philosophy, church/state history, archaeology, music manuscripts, and preaching.
Find and Access
Published materials can be discovered in OneSearch. Materials in the Special Collections will display a status of "By Appointment Only".
Archives include many unpublished items like personal papers, correspondence, and other documents. You can find archives housed in Baylor Libraries in the BARD database.
Once you have identified an item or items that you would like to use, please use the Request a Visit form.
This guide serves as a starting point for research and engagement with these unique and rare collections. It provides access to selected resources as well as instructional material to support your curriculum or individual research.
The Arts and Special Collections Research Center encourages students, faculty, visiting researchers and members of the community to explore our unique collections.
Special Collections require extra care and protection due to their unique nature. This means they are kept in spaces that do not allow public access and you will need to make an appointment to view them.