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Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections and University Archives is home to the Kelvin Smith Library’s rare books and manuscripts collections, and the records of Case Western Reserve University.


Two students using a printer at The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship

In the Freedman Center, the Digital Scholarship Team brings expertise and technology together in support of students, faculty and staff pursuing interdisciplinary, collaborative and experimental research and learning. An open-concept workspace, the Freedman Center features dozens of state-of-the-art equipment, diverse hardware and cutting-edge software.

Images on display in art gallery for Black History Month

Did You Know? Black History at CWRU

Kelvin Smith Library, Art Gallery, 1st Floor

Did You Know? Black History at CWRU is an exhibit featuring the University’s history of notable Black alumni, organizations, and things you see around campus relating to Black history with materials from the CWRU University Archives.

The exhibit will remain on view until Friday, March 22, 2024.


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Publisher's Symposium - April 5, 2024

Hear directly from publishers at Springer Nature, Elsevier, IEEE, and more!

Freedman Fellowship Focus: Jacqueline Curtis

As a spatial epidemiologist, Case Western Reserve University Associate Professor Jacqueline Curtis, PhD, collects and looks for geographic patterns in disease, social, and environmental data to determine public health impacts. While working from home during the COVID-19…

Astronomy curiosity peaks as total eclipse nears

On April 8, a total solar eclipse will pass over Case Western Reserve University and much of Northeast Ohio, completely blocking the sun for three to four minutes and darkening the daytime sky. The celestial phenomenon is sparking new interest in astronomy, and Kelvin Smith…