About Us

Our Collections

The Special Collections Division is divided into four departments.

  • Manuscripts and Digital Curation is the home to the East Carolina Manuscript Collection, the Rare Book Collection, the Hoover Collection on International Communism, and the James H. and Virginia Schlobin Literature of the Fantastic Collection.
  • North Carolina Collection is one of the state’s major repositories dedicated to the study of North Carolina, its culture, and its people, and is the only one to emphasize the eastern region of the state.
  • University Archives appraises, preserves, and makes accessible historical records concerning all aspects of East Carolina University‚Äôs past. University Archives serves the university community by acting as a final, central repository for items related to the administrative, academic, legal, fiscal, social, and cultural interactions of the individuals, departments, and programs present on campus since 1907.
  • Digital Collections is your gateway to thousands of images, texts, and recordings from the Joyner Library’s rich holdings. Digital Collections includes digitized materials from collections in the Special Collections Division and the Laupus Medical History collections.

Finding Special Collections

The four departments in the Special Collections Division share a single service point, which is located on the third Floor of Joyner Library’s “Drum” section. At the single service point, members of Special Collections will help you request to special collections materials, which can be viewed in the Special Collections Research Room.


Regular Hours

Monday - Thursday10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday10:00am - 5:00pm

Upcoming Exceptions