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The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) of the Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) collects and preserves unique and rare historical materials in selected subject areas, and promotes the use of these materials by the SIU community, scholars, and the public. Its goal is to advance scholarship and further the educational, research, and service missions of the university. SCRC is located on the first floor of Morris Library in the Hall of Presidents, near the east entrance.


Latest News @ SCRC

November 19, 2020 

Alwin C. Carus Endowment for American Philosophy

The SCRC and Morris Library honor a benevolent Carus family by establishing a new endowment to support the Open Court collection and related ones in American Philosophy.

Read about our latest acquisitions, exhibits, events, and more at SCRC News.