The primary purpose of West Chester University Library Services Special Collections is to provide and preserve materials with significant historical and/or research value that support both University history and the teaching and learning needs of the University community. As a secondary purpose, Special Collections and Archives will provide resources to local and statewide communities and other outside researchers.
Special Collections builds and maintains a selective research collection of materials related to the history and development of Chester County (especially its residents and its institutions), important rare and historic materials, and houses and maintains West Chester University archival material. Special Collections continues to build (with both current and retrospective collecting) and make accessible a permanent collection of resources in all types, languages, formats, and media.
Special Collections hours during the school year:
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Wednesdays
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday
However, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you make an appointment by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 610.436.3456 or 610.436.2403, as meetings and other committments may require the Special Collections staff to leave the room.
To request an appointment, please include: