Special Collections
The L. Tom Perry Special Collections preserves and houses materials requiring great care to protect them and ensure their proper long-term use
The L. Tom Perry Special Collections is open to BYU faculty, staff, and students by appointment. Schedule an appointment here. Materials must be requested 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Register and request materials here.

We are also happy to help you with your reference questions online. You can reach us by email at specialcollections@byu.edu or on the library website chat.
Search all manuscripts in Special Collections using the Manuscript Collection Database
Access our digital collections
Arrange for your class or group to receive instruction in Special Collections
View transcriptions of selected materials
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Current Exhibitions
A Desolating Sickness: Stories of Pandemic
Level 3 Gallery
Discovery & Wonder: The Harry F. Bruning Collection of Japanese Rare Books and Manuscripts
October 2020 – June 2021
Level 1, L. Tom Perry Special Collections Gallery
Upcoming Events
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From the Blog view all
Rare art books and serials digitized
May 3, 2021
Maggie Kopp
Female Relief Society record book
April 19, 2021
Ryan K. Lee
Collecting Areas
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts Collection
20th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts Collection
21st Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts Collection
American Rare Literary Author Collection
Arts & Communications Archives
The Edward M. Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth
Film Music Archives
From the Vaults
The Herman Melville Collection
History of Printing and Fine Press Collection
History of Science Collection
International Harp Archives
JFC Harrison Collection
Japanese Collection
Literary Manuscripts- Mormon Authors
The Louisa May Alcott Collection
Mormon and Western Publications Collection
Music Special Collections
Photograph Archives
Primrose International Viola Archive
Renaissance & Reformation Collection
The Robert Burns Collection
University Archives
Veteran's History Collection
Victorian & Edwardian Collection
The Walt Whitman Collection
William A. Wilson Folklore Archives
Women's Manuscripts Collection
Yellowstone Collection
Additional Resources
Special Collections Philosophy
History of Special Collections
Copy Requests
Folklore Forms
Redd Fellowship
Undergraduate Fellowship
Internship Applications
Conservation Information
Digital Collection Copyright Policy
Donating a Rare Book or Manuscript
Take-down Policy
Restriction Policy
Use Fee Schedule
Regulations Regarding Use
Processing Manual
Collecting Policies
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Special Collections?
I need to make an appointment with a Special Collections curator. Is there a way to do this online?
What is the Americana collection?
How do I find historical photographs?
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