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Special Collections

The Vaughan Memorial Library's Special Collections at Acadia University has been built up over the past 175+ years by purchase, gift and bequeath. Many of these books are of a rare or unique nature and require special care and handling. Special Collections is comprised of various smaller collections that encompass a wide range of topics, but is particularly rich in 19th century Canadiana, Atlantic Canadian and Baptist history, and Acadia University publications. Learn more about the smaller collections within Special Collections here.

The Vaughan Memorial Library's Special Collections are searchable through our library catalogue

Explore select digitized Special Collections material on our Digital Collections page

Special Collections are interested in reviewing material for potential donation. Please see the Library website for more information.