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The Special Collections and Archives

Access and Search Collections
There are several ways to search our collections -- both online and in person. If you have difficulty finding what you are looking for, do not hesitate to contact us. Requests can be made in advance by phone or email.

  • Knox Primo: This library discovery system includes a search engine for exploring rare books and other unique items in Special Collections. You can search by title, author, or other subject keywords. 

Are you looking for a specific topic? Try setting additional filters on the left-hand side of the page to narrow your search.  By clicking on “Special Collections” in the location box, you can narrow your search to include Special Collections materials only.

  • Archival & Manuscript Collections: Finding aids describe the content and scope of various collections. A portion of these resources are accessible and searchable via ArchivesSpace

Additional inventories can be located within our Reading Room or shared electronically. For more information the list of archival series collections. 

  • Digital Collections: If you want to locate digitized material, try checking out our digital collections and exhibits. Our digital exhibits showcase a wide variety of art, vintage photographs from Knox College, and other primary source materials.