University Archives & Special Collections


To schedule your visit or for more information, please contact University Archives & Special Collections:

Phone: 856-256-4945

Located on the third floor of Campbell Library, University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) welcomes researchers, genealogists, historians, authors, and Rowan University faculty and students. UASC holds many materials detailing the rich history of Rowan University, including photographs and administrative records from the institution's early Normal School years in the 1920s.

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Digital Resources

These are resources available online that can assist you in doing research in UASC.

Rowan University Yearbooks 

Rowan University yearbooks are available online in their full text for the years 1924 through 2014. Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine yearbooks are available online in their full text for the years 1981 through 2013.

Finding Aids 

Finding aids are tools to help you navigate an archival collection. You would use a finding aid to understand what exists within a collection. Utilizing a finding aid will help you understand whether it contains pertinent documents that can speak to your research question, how extensive a collection is, and more. Currently, each collection has at least a skeleton record, though a few collections have complete finding aids.

UASC LibGuide

The UASC LibGuide contains detailed information about UASC collections, how to utilize the collections and additional resources.

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Using the Archives and Special Collections

Due to the unique and sometimes fragile nature of archives, special care is taken when handling and using the collections. For the protection of these items, we must enforce the following set of standards for all visitors:

  • Materials do not circulate and cannot leave the Reading Room. 
  • No food or drinks allowed.
  • Please wash your hands before handling archival documents or objects. Hand sanitizing is not sufficient.
  • Gloves (provided) may be required at the discretion of the Archivist when handling photographs, negatives, or other items/objects that can be damaged by the oils on your hands.
  • Bags, backpacks, and purses must be left in the designated locker area.
  • Pencils are the only writing tools permitted.
  • Paper or notebooks for note-taking are allowed.
  • Laptops are permitted and a wifi connection is available.
  • Digital cameras or smartphones may be used to take images of materials in lieu of photocopies or scans, but permission is required from the Archivist; please do not use a flash.
  • Copies or scans of documents may be made by the Archivist upon request, but may take up to five (5) days to deliver.
  • Masks are available on request.

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