Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation (RBSCP) holds the University’s unique, rare, and most important materials and collections. It is also the home to the University Archives. The department features regularly rotating exhibits and hosts classes, workshops, and lectures throughout the year, some of which take place in the Hyam Plutzik Library for Contemporary Writing, Jacob Robert Cominsky Reading Room, and the William Henry Seward Room.
The Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation is open to the UR community for in-person research during the Spring 2021 semester, by appointment only. We are providing additional reference assistance to all researchers to help them meet their research needs without visiting us. This reference assistance includes staff looking at collection material to answer questions and providing PDF reproductions of collection material. For questions about the department, including reproductions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about a specific collection or research topic, your email will be forwarded to the appropriate curator.
Collections, Resources, and Information
Rare Books and Special Collections
Printed, manuscript, audio, and visual material including books, letters, diaries, photographs, personal and business records, architectural drawings, maps, and more.
Rochester NY 14627