ASU’s Distinctive Collections and Archives offers students, faculty, researchers and the public access to rare and unique materials held in the university library, said Julie Tanaka, curator of rare books and manuscripts.

Tanaka said Distinctive Collections and Archives staff offer a variety of services including instruction sessions, reference assistance and workshops, and also install exhibits that are open to the public.

“We are in the process of expanding our services in order to provide more access, both in-person and online, to our collections and to better support everyone interested in our collections,” she said.

Students can access Distinctive Collections and Archives resources in several ways:

When students find items they would like to see, they can submit their request through Ask an Archivist and schedule an appointment to view the items in the Wurzburger Reading Room. 

Nicole Greason

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