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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

January 27, 2020

Herrin Massacre

The latest episode of the podcast Criminal discusses a dark day in southern Illinois history in 1922. SCRC helped provide archival audio footage that includes reports by eye-witnesses. Listen at Criminal's website.

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