The IUP Special Collections and University Archives is proactive about collecting, organizing, preserving, and providing access to research materials including archival resources, primary sources, rare books, regional history, and information related to Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

You are welcome to conduct research using non-circulating archival collections and rare books in Stapleton Library Room 302. Office hours may vary. Please submit a request form if you have a question about the department or contact Dr. Harrison Wick at

Find Archival Collections

Learn about the resources and services provided by the IUP Special Collections and University Archives, including diverse collections and primary sources in Record Groups (IUP history) and Manuscript Groups (donated by individuals, businesses, organizations, and unions).

Rare Books at IUP

The titles in the Rare Book Collection and the Pennsylvania Regional History Collection are searchable using the Search Our Collections feature. Many of the books in these collections have been identified as rare, limited editions, or are in fragile condition. Although these collections do not circulate, you can make an appointment to conduct research in the IUP Special Collections and University Archives.

Support the Archives

Contact the IUP Special Collections and University Archives if you are interested in donating documents, photographs, IUP memorabilia, and publications.  You can adopt a rare book in need of conservation. Learn about the generosity of alumni, donors, employees, community members, and researchers.

Contact Information

Dr. Harrison Wick, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist,

Special Collections Stories

Influenza Sign - Garee McLain Scrapbook

Documenting the 1918 Influenza Pandemic and COVID-19

Quarantine is nothing new to IUP. More than a century ago, Indiana County suffered from the influenza pandemic, which claimed the lives of millions of people worldwide. Indiana State Normal School (now IUP) was under quarantine in 1918. This Indiana Board of Health certificate was posted on the residence hall door of student Bertha Garee McLain who graduated in 1919. The IUP Special Collections and University Archives welcomes donations of documents, interviews, memorabilia, photographs, and publications.