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Special Collections and Archives

A guide to the Special Collections and Archives located in Coates Library.


The Special Collections and Archives (SCA) division of Coates Library collects, organizes, preserves, and makes available rare books, manuscripts, other special collections, and archival material to the Trinity community and researchers at large. SCA documents the history of Trinity University and plays a central role in managing its institutional records.

This LibGuide provides tutorials for using Special Collections & Archives resources, frequently requested information about Trinity University's history, and topical guides to materials in SCA. For more information about Special Collections & Archives, including access to our catalog, please visit our homepage

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Tutorials & Guides
     Introductory Videos
     Exploring our Digital Collections
     Using Preservica

University Archives
     Presidents of Trinity University

Special Collections
     Mesoamerican Codices
     Photography Collection
     Distinctive Collections