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The Division of Special Collections' mission is to support teaching and research.

We assist a range of departments and schools at both the undergraduate and graduate level at the University of Alabama. 

In order to support academic excellence at UA, we encourage integrating special collections materials into your assignments and/or using a visit to our repositories to teach critical image and textual analysis skills. For this reason, we've developed guidelines for instructors to consider when planning their visit to special collections.

First, please review these guidelines prior to contacting us so that you are prepared to discuss what type of approach would best suit your pedagogical needs. Second, email Amy Chen, the Division of Special Collection's coordinator of instruction at with two date/time options and these documents. The third step will be to fill out a form she supplies so that you can request collections for your class.