Rare Books

Our rare book collection spans from medieval manuscript volumes to fine press books from the 20th century, and diverse topics from science and technology to culture and literature.


The Kelvin Smith Library's Special Collections Research Center is the repository for the archives and papers of institutions and individuals representing such diverse subject areas as literary manuscripts, the history of science & technology, the history of Cleveland Public Housing and fine and performing arts.

Fine & Performing Arts

Significant collections representing the areas of fine art, architecture, theater, and dance give insight into centuries of thought and expression of creative minds.

University Archives

Learn more about the home of the records and publications of the university. As the home of the university’s archives, the rich stories told within these documents allow users to see how the past of the institution informs the present and the future.