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Archives & Special Collections
Introduction & Mission
The Archives and Special Collections unit is located on the 8th floor of the AUM Library Tower. It serves the University by collecting and preserving records of historical importance. The records of approximately twenty university offices are housed in the Archives. Also included are unbound theses prepared by university students.
The Special Collections component focuses upon acquiring books, manuscripts, photographs, audiovisual materials, and architectural drawings focusing upon specific subject areas. Among the areas in which the unit collects are: Alabama history, literature and politics; Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore County (Alabama) histories; the Civil War; Southern Women's Literature; Southern Prose and Poetry; and Southern Genealogy.