In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, the University of Alabama in Huntsville has closed campus buildings, including The Salmon Library. The library closed at Noon on 3/20/2020, and will not open again until at least April 30. Special Collections and Archives faculty and staff are in telework mode and chat reference and email are available during our regular business hours: 9 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday. Please use our online chat button located on the left of this page. You may also email us individually at the addresses found on the left bar of each page. We will do our best to answer your reference requests and continue to provide quality patron service, but be advised our access to physical materials will be limited. You can also find us on social media!
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: