The Special Collections department of the Stewart Library focuses on
collection materials that document Ogden and Weber County specifically
and Northern Utah generally. Such materials include printed works, and
non-printed items such as photographs, maps, ephemera and personal papers
and organizational records. In addition to this primary focus, the department
acquires materials which help to better understand the history of Utah
and those forces - both within its boundaries and in adjacent states -
that have contributed to its development.
In addition to this general collecting emphasis, the department also
collects a variety of materials reflecting the interests and wishes
various donors who have given money and materials to Special Collections.
The most important and extensive of these collection include; The Howell
Library which emphasizes 19th and 20th century
literature, biography, and political economy; the Wheelwright Collection
focusing on Mormon history and thought; a significant collection of 19th
and 20th century western and cowboy novels; and, the illustrated
books and paintings collection
of Paul Bransom.
While emphasizing the local community, the Special Collections department
selectively acquires certain materials - traditionally thought of as
books - which document various aspects of culture and history, and are
valuable both intrinsically, and in building a larger context for other
departmental holdings. In such cases where this type of material is purchased,
gift funds designated for such purchases are used.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
- Fill out a call slip with name, date, call numbers, and patron status.
- Give the slip and current picture I.D. to staff attendant.
- Deposit briefcase, backpack, etc. at the front counter.
- Use only pencils or a laptop computer for taking notes.
- Materials do not circulate and are used in the reading room only.
- Preserve the existing order of any unbound materials, such as manuscripts
or photographs. Exercise care in handling fragile items.
- Photocopies may be made with the permission of a Special Collections
attendant. Be aware that copyright laws may apply. Fragile
or rare materials may be photocopied buy only by Special Collections
- At the discretion of the Special Collections attendant, some materials
may be used after hours at the reference desk of the Stewart Library.
Photo I.D. is required.
- Materials will not be pulled fifteen minutes prior to closing.
HOURS OF OPERATION
(During regular Stewart Library hours)
Monday, Wednesday- Friday
- 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday- 8:00 a.m. to
Saturday - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sundays and Holidays - Closed