The mission of the University Archives and Special Collections is to acquire, preserve, and provide public access to materials documenting the history of Youngstown State University and the Mahoning Valley.
The Archives and Special Collections is open to YSU students, faculty, staff and the public Monday through Friday. Use the contact information to the left to let us know you're coming!
This department in Maag Library cares for the rare and/or fragile books in the Library's collection. We also collect and provide access to materials about the history of Youngstown State University including:
The materials in the Archives and Special Collections cannot be checked out. Patrons can use the materials in the Reading Room on the 5th floor of Maag Library. Because the materials are rare and/or fragile, we do not allow food or beverages in the Reading Room. We request that patrons use only digital devices or pencils and paper to take notes. Scanning and photocopying of items is done by staff members on the equipment in the Archives.