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Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections and Archives at Southeast Missouri State University acquires, preserves, and makes accessible research materials that document the historical, literary, and cultural experience of Southeast Missouri, the Mississippi River Valley region, and the history of Southeast Missouri State University.

While the holdings of Special Collections and Archives are developed in relation to instructional and research interests within the University, all holdings are available for use by visiting scholars and the general public, as well as by Southeast faculty and students.

Hours & Location

Special Collections & Archives in Kent Library is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Archives staff are available via email and phone to assist you virtually with your research questions.

Watch this webpage for updates on when we can accept appointments for in-person research.

Contact Special Collections & Archives at:

Telephone: 573.651.2245

Advance notification of your visit and research topic will also enable the staff to prepare for your visit and to provide better service.

Special Collections and Archives is located on the third floor of Kent Library in Room 306, just to the right of the building’s front staircase.