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Rare Book Collection: Welcome

    Housekeeping Information


The Rare Book Collection includes both purchases and gifts to the Regis University Archives and Special Collections.


The entire collection is open for research use.

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Rare Book Collection is the physical property of Regis University Libraries. Permission to publish copyrighted materials from the Rare Book Collection is the responsibility of the researcher.

Preferred Citaton

The Rare Book Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Regis University


Approximately 1750 items

        Hours and Location

Tuesday - Friday

7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

All materials in Archives & Special Collections can be found on the 4th floor of Dayton Memorial Library, Room 401. All researchers are welcome; an appointment is advised. To ensure access to the Archives and Special Collections, contact Elizabeth Cook for an appointment.

Scope and Content


The Rare Book Collection does not circulate. It is open to all researchers.

Some topics covered by the volumes in this collection are:

  • The history, leaders, and literature of Ireland.
  • The history of expansion west of the Mississippi.
  • Pages from life: changes in culture and communication from manuscripts to the printing press.
  • Concepts of knowledge derived from faith or science.
  • Sermons from 1708 - 1851 preached in New England.






Regis University Archivist

Elizabeth Cook
University Archivist
Dayton Memorial Library, 401