University Archives and Special Collections supports the mission and vision of the Adelphi University Libraries and the University by:
The University Archives collects, holds, preserves, and makes accessible the historical records of Adelphi University documenting the history of the University, its students, faculty and administration. These archival records encompass a wide variety of media and formats including documents, letters, reports, photographs, student newspapers, publications, memorabilia, theses and dissertations, video and audio tapes, and digital records of all kinds.
Covering a wide variety of subjects, Special Collections include rare books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, pamphlets, architectural drawings, and other primary and secondary sources spanning 16th century to the present day. Areas of particular strength include the Spanish Civil War, Panama Canal history, dance and the performing arts, the American antislavery movement, modernist American literature, children's illustrated literature and the social, political and cultural history of Long Island.