Barry University Archives & Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections a department of the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library, is committed to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary source materials that support the research needs of the Barry University community and beyond. Materials available in our department include: University Records, Rare Books and Special Collections.

University Records are the permanent historical records of Barry University, from its founding in 1940 to the present. These records document the governance, administration and academic pursuits of the institution. The records are organized in record groups according to their office of origin. For more details and access to finding aids go to: University Records.

Special Collections include personal and institutional manuscripts and paper collections of unique research value that document the lives of Floridians or may be distinguished by their specialized subject matter, age, uniqueness, or value. For more details and access to finding aids go to: Special Collections.

Rare Book Room collection includes materials that, because of subject coverage, rarity, source, condition, form, or significant value are best handled separately from the general circulating collection. Rare books and special periodicals may be searched throughout the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library online catalog and are scoped and located under Main Archives. To access the library catalog go to: Search Catalog.

Archives and Special Collections department also provides open, online access to a selection of digital materials held within the department, including photographs, publications and audio recordings. Digital collections include the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), and the Barry University Digital Collections.

LocationHours of OperationContact Information
Lehman Hall 201Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5 pm

Services we offer:

Access and use: Access to materials pertaining to Archives and Special Collections will be allowed in reading room only, materials do not circulate and stacks are closed. Collections may be located using the library catalog or research guide site.

Research: Provide research assistance and engages emerging scholars with undergraduate internship opportunities. Research inquiries are taken in person, by telephone, by e-mail, or by mail.

Digitization Services: Provide scanning services of materials in our collections to the Barry community and visitors for research or administrative purposes.

Instruction and Tours: Prepare instructional sessions for undergraduate and graduate level classes and provides introduction to the Archival work and its resources.

Exhibits: Coordinate exhibitions to enrich the cultural and intellectual life of the university community by displaying notable objects of historical distinction.