Special Collections

Notice to researchers

Special Collections  will continue to provide reprographic services, instruction support, and virtual research consultations. The reading room is closed for the Fall 2020 term.

To request an online class, please email us at least one month in advance at: .

At this time, donations of print and archival materials are suspended. Please do not bring donations of gifts-in-kind to UVic Libraries or other campus locations.

Special Collections staff can be reached at: .

Book of Prayers woven after illuminations in manuscripts of the fourteenth and sixteenth century (Livre de prières tissé d'après les enluminiures des manuscrits du XIVe au XVIe siècle), 1886

Book of Prayers woven after illuminations in manuscripts of the fourteenth and sixteenth century (Livre de prières tissé d'après les enluminiures des manuscrits du XIVe au XVIe siècle), 1886

Codex Lindstedt: Ferial Psalter and Breviary (Use of the Franciscans?), ca. 1450

Codex Lindstedt: Ferial Psalter and Breviary (Use of the Franciscans?), ca. 1450

Book of Hours (Use of Troyes), ca. 1460-1470

Book of Hours (Use of Troyes), ca. 1460-1470

Sylvia Plath's "The Bell Jar" (1963). This copy was given by Plath's husband, Ted Hughes to their son Nicholas. Upon his death, the book passed to Plath's daughter, Frieda, whose artwork can be found inside.

Sylvia Plath's "The Bell Jar" (1963). This copy was given by Plath's husband, Ted Hughes to their son Nicholas. Upon his death, the book passed to Plath's daughter, Frieda, whose artwork can be found inside.

Edith Iglauer with Pierre Trudeau, ca. 1969. From the Edith Iglauer fonds (SC546)

Edith Iglauer with Pierre Trudeau, ca. 1969. From the Edith Iglauer fonds (SC546)

Johnny Cash and Saul Holiff, Ventura, California. From the Holiff family fonds (SC510)

Johnny Cash and Saul Holiff, Ventura, California. From the Holiff family fonds (SC510)

Proposed UVic Administrative Building, 1963. From the John Di Castri fonds (SC429)

Proposed UVic Administrative Building, 1963. From the John Di Castri fonds (SC429)

"Summoned By Bells" holograph revised draft. From the John Betjeman fonds (SC015)

"Summoned By Bells" holograph revised draft. From the John Betjeman fonds (SC015)

Letter from W. Somerset Maugham, 1936. From the Douglas Goldring fonds (SC048)

Letter from W. Somerset Maugham, 1936. From the Douglas Goldring fonds (SC048)

Trench Scene at Bataglan. From the World War I photograph collection (SC425)

Trench Scene at Bataglan. From the World War I photograph collection (SC425)

University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections serves as a research and teaching resource for students, faculty, and the community at large. Its mandate is to collect, preserve, and make accessible rare books, manuscripts, architectural plans, photographs, and oral history interviews.

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