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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

May 1, 2019

In 1969, Archives Director Ken Duckett assigned staffer Kathryn Kerr to photograph everyday life in small town southern Illinois. We are posting a selection each week on the library Facebook page—snapshots from half a century ago.

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