Collections & Research

Collection Areas

Art and Design
Learn more about visual art, design, and poetry books housed in Special Collections.

Fife Folklore Archives
More about the Fife Folklore Archives, named for folklorists Austin E. and Alta S. Fife, Utahans who helped shape the field of folklore and worked to preserve the folk expressions of the American West.

Government Information
The USU Libraries have housed federal government publications as a selective federal depository since 1907 and a regional depository since 1963. Learn more about how to search and use collections of federal publications.

Learn more about manuscript collections such as diaries, coorespondence and other papers documenting the history of Cache Valley, northern Utah, and the Intermountain West

Outdoor Recreation Archive
The Outdoor Recreation Archive is a historical collection of books, catalogs, periodicals, photographs, and manuscripts documenting the history of outdoor gear, provided as a partnership between USU Special Collections and Archives and USU's Outdoor Product Design and Development (OPDD) program.

More about the approximately 700 collections comprising 250,000 images in the photograph collection.

Rare Books
The rare book collections consist of books, pamphlets, serials, newspapers, microfilm, vertical files, and other printed materials primarily focusing on the history and culture of the Cache Valley, Utah, and the Intermountain West.

University Archives
University Archives endeavors to collect, preserve and make available the permanent historical record of the University.

Digital Collections

Digital History Collections
Search and browse digitized versions of materials housed in Special Collections.

Digital Exhibits
View online exhibits curated by Special Collections staff and USU students.

Research Tools

Find Documents and Photos (ArchivesWest)
Search finding aids for holdings of manuscripts, photographs, and other documents.

Find Books and other Printed Materials (Library Catalog)
Search the library catalog for rare books and other printed materials.

Find Government Information (Library Catalog)
Search the library catalog for government publications.

Help Using Special Collections
Get help navigating and using Special Collections.