This Is Auburn Auburn University Libraries Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The Special Collections & Archives Department of the Auburn University Libraries is located on the Ground Floor of Ralph Brown Draughon Library and houses published and unpublished materials which, because of their uniqueness or condition, require special care and handling.

Special Collections & Archives collects, preserves, makes available, and publicizes institutional records, personal manuscripts, photographs, rare books, and selected artifacts in support of the research, teaching, and outreach missions of Auburn University. The department...

  • Serves as the official repository of Auburn University records and publication;
  • Acquires manuscript collections and rare books in accord with its collection policies;
  • Arranges and describes the archival and manuscript material it acquires;
  • Balances the needs of security and access;
  • Utilizes technology in ways that support its mission;
  • Publicizes its holdings through exhibits, lectures, and other media, including electronic;
  • Works cooperatively with other libraries, archives, and museums;
  • Helps define the unique nature of the Auburn University Libraries.

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Last updated: 04/23/2019