The Special Collections Reading Room is open for limited use by appointment only using the Research Consultation Form (https://auraria-libcal-com.aurarialibrary.idm.oclc.org/appointments). If you have any Special Collections-related research questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will respond within 48 hours Monday through Friday. Some materials are also available online in our Digital Collections.
In an effort to represent the diverse backgrounds of our student body, we have unique collections in Latinx history, Japanese-American studies, and women's studies. We also maintain dozens of small manuscript, photograph, and ephemera collections relating to various historical events. Among these events are the internment of Japanese-Americans in Colorado during World War II, labor strikes in Denver and Colorado, and the rich history of Auraria Campus, which was one of the largest multi-ethnic neighborhoods in Denver. We collect rare, unique, and fine press books on various subjects including titles related to our Core Collecting Themes; art, architecture, and design; and literature of all genres and eras.
- Minoru Yasui Collection
- Genevieve Fiore Collection
- National Municipal League and All-America City Award Collection
- Vintage Science Fiction and Mystery Book Collection
- Art and Architecture Book Collections