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The Special Collections and University Archives at Indiana University of Pennsylvania collects and preserves institutional history, and rare books, artifacts, and historical material of interest to the region and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

You are welcome to search the website to find information and use our non-circulating materials in the reading room located in Stapleton Library, Room 302.  Our office hours may vary from the hours listed at the bottom of the page, so you are encouraged to contact us prior to your visit. Please submit a request form for research inquiries in order to make the best use of your time.

Digital Collections

Many of our collections are available online including Coal Culture ProjectsIndiana County in the Civil War, Digital ExhibitsIUP HistoryIUP Image Collections, and IUP Publications

Record Groups

Record Group collections represent the institutional memory of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Collections include IUP Publications generated by campus offices and departments.

Manuscript Groups

Manuscript Groups are collections created and donated by people, businesses, and organizations often associated with Indiana University of Pennsylvania or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our manuscript groups have a particular emphasis on industrial labor and union history related to the coal mining, iron, steel, and transportation industries in western Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Collection

The Pennsylvania Collection contains many rare, out-of-print, and important publications that document the history, development, and industry of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Collection can be searched in the Online Catalog.

Rare Book Collection

The Rare Book Collection serves to protect many valuable and unique materials owned by the IUP Libraries. Search the Rare Book Collection using the Online Catalog.

Special Collections Faculty

Harrison Wick, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, hwick@iup.edu

  • Special Collections and University Archives
  • Stapleton Library, Room 302
    431 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3039
  • Fax: 724-357-4891
  • Office Hours
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed