The SCRC is the principal repository for and steward of the Libraries’ rare books, manuscripts, archives and University records. We collect, preserve, and make accessible primary resources and rare or unique materials, to stimulate, enrich, and support research, teaching, learning, and administration at Temple University. SCRC makes these resources available to a broad constituency as part of the University's engagement with the larger community of scholars and independent researchers.
In 2011, Temple University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center took shape, merging the staff and collections of our former Special Collections and Urban Archives departments.
The SCRC now includes these collecting areas: