Special Collections

McKee Library holdings include rare and extensive collections, made possible partly by the generosity of friends of the library. Many of the pieces are on permanent display and are viewable when the library is open. Limited-access materials may be used or viewed by special request.


Center for the Study of 19th Century America

Collections covering various facets of the United States in the 19th century.


French Collection

A rare collection of 18th & 19th century books.

Erskine Collection

James D. Erskine Sr. Collection

A collection of magazines, newspapers, and pamphlets covering historical events.

Ray Hefferlin Collection

Ray Hefferlin Collection

Collection comprised of physics-related materials collected by Ray Hefferlin, PhD.

Southern Archive

Southern Publications Archive

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