SCRC materials are divided into different collecting areas. There are three archival collecting areas: Manuscripts, University Archives, and Political Papers. Also, there are Rare Books and Digital Collections.
Manuscripts is the main collecting area of SCRC. It includes personal papers, institutional records, and photographs, primarily in the subjects of American philosophy...see more>>
University Archives comprehensively collects all documents created by SIUC personnel and offices. Its goal is to preserve the academic, athletic, and administrative legacy of the university from its origin to the present...see more>>
Political Papers includes the papers and records of public officials, governmental organizations, and advocacy groups, focusing on Illinois state politics and the regional politics of southern Illinois...see more>>