Special Collections and Archives collects, organizes, preserves, and makes accessible materials of enduring value that support the research strengths of the university. The University Archives houses materials which document the history of the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Special Collections focus on the following areas: the history of aerospace, flight, and space, science fiction literature, local and regional politics, and the history and culture of Alabama’s Tennessee River Valley. Special Collections seeks to be one of the nation’s preeminent locations for space history research.
Our collection contains:
Location: Lower Level, Central Tower
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm or by appointment. Visiting researchers are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the faculty and staff of Special Collections and Archives.
Faculty and Staff:
Reagan Grimsley, Head of Special Collections and Archives
Drew Adan, Archivist, Lecturer
David Hanning, Archival Assistant
Mark Potter, Special Collections Graduate Research Assistant
Consult the Library Directory for contact information.
How are you documenting the Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017? We want to document how UAH and the community interact with and experience the eclipse. You can send your personal observations, videos, photos, or other social or scientific documentation to UAH Archives and Special Collections to be included in our eclipse archives. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 256-824-6523 for more information. Please note that all submissions will be open to researchers, and copy and paste the following statement into your email. Don't forget to type in your name.
"I, [ type name here ], voluntarily donate the material in this email to the University of Alabama in Huntsville and understand it will be made available to the public for research. This material may be used or reproduced for educational and research purposes. I retain copyright to the donated material."