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Finding Aids

Collection guides are documents describing the contents of collections of manuscripts, photographs, letters, and other items and materials preserved and documented by Library and Information Services.

The Louisa H. Bowen University Archives and Special Collections collects, preserves, and makes accessible the institutional records of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (1957-date), including faculty papers and publications, and collections of manuscripts and personal papers that document the history of Southwestern Illinois and of the St. Louis metropolitan region.

The collections listed below can be viewed by request by contacting the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at (618) 650-2665.