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What is ArchivesSpace?

ArchivesSpace allows users to search across all collecting areas in the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections: Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, Film and Media Archive, Local History, Manuscripts, Rare Books, and University Archives.

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Consult this guides to learn more about and using and navigating ArchivesSpace.

You can contact us with your reference questions and requests at, via telephone at (314) 935-5495, or by text message at (314) 309-3411. Research is by appointment only; please contact us to arrange your visit.

Statement on Harmful Language in Archival Descriptions & Cataloging

The Julian Edison Department of Special Collections is dedicated to balancing efficient and timely processing and cataloging, as well as preservation of original context with an awareness of the importance of language and its effect on users of our materials and those represented within them. Special Collections acknowledges that some descriptions contain language that is euphemistic, racist, homophobic, sexist, ableist, or that demeans the humanity of the people we describe.

Special Collections is dedicated to correcting those records as they are found. If you encounter offensive or harmful language in the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections’ finding aids, catalog records, digitized collections, news articles, exhibitions, or elsewhere, or if you have questions about this statement or about our work, please reach out to Special Collections via the Special Collections Harmful Language Feedback Form.