Four major special collections support advanced research and preserve our cultural and intellectual heritage.

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    American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives

    101 Aquinas Hall; 202-319-5065

    The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives curates University records, manuscript collections, and audiovisual materials which document the history of Catholics in America and the history of Catholic University.

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    Oliveira Lima Library

    022 Mullen Library; 202-319-5059

    The heart of the Oliveira Lima Library are the manuscripts, pamphlets, books, and artwork left to the University early in the 20th century by Manoel de Oliveira Lima, a Brazilian diplomat and historian.

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    Rare Books Collection

    214 Mullen Library; 202-319-5091

    Rare Books Collection contains materials ranging from medieval manuscripts to modern first editions and supports a wide variety of disciplines.

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  • picture of an item in Semitics/ICOR Library

    Semitics/ICOR Library

    035 Mullen Library; 202-319-5084

    The Semitics/Institute of Christian Oriental Research (ICOR) library supports research on the languages of the Bible and the ancient Near East.

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Other Specialized Collections on Campus

Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library
235 Columbus School of Law; 202-319-6284

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library supports the teaching, learning and research of the Columbus School of Law. It has its own Special Collections Reading Room which focuses on preserving rare books, special collections, and archival material related to the study and practice of law and the history of the law school.