About the Special Collections and Archives

Established as a department in September of 1970, the Towson University Special Collections and Archives facilities house the historical records and artifacts of the University, from its founding as a normal school to its present status as a comprehensive metropolitan university. (more...)


Felicity Knox
Library Associate to the Archives

Armando Suarez
Library Associate to the Archives

Adam Zukowski
Metadata Librarian


Monday through Friday

Donating to the University Archives

The University Archives is always seeking publications, flyers, photographs, memorabilia -- any material -- that helps document the history of Towson. Although the Archives is unable to handle faculty papers per se, retiring faculty should consider forwarding to the Archives any materials they possess about Towson University.

Interact with the Collections

Visit us in Cook Library!
Walk-ins are welcome, but it is recommended that patrons new to Special Collections and Archives call 410-704-2093 or email spcoll@towson.edu prior to their visit and describe their research queries or needs.

Student assistant positions
Available for Federal Work Study (FWS) students. Students with FWS who are interested in working in archives should obtain an application for student employment from the Library Administration office (room 410). When filling out the application please indicate your interest in Special Collections.

Available for Towson University students enrolled at the junior or senior level in any academic department. Students should obtain the approval of their academic department head before requesting an interview with the University Archivist & Digital Collections Librarian. For more information about internships please review the Internship Program description (PDF).

White Gloves Sessions
This experience shares our "special collections" in the community and is accompanied by a curator's talk, artifacts, and informational materials. We're flipping the archive model by taking items that are traditionally only available under very secure conditions out into the community. Think of it as a chance to hold history in your hands. Sessions can accompany an existing event you are hosting or be a stand-alone event. The University's Collection is very large and diverse so we can develop an exhibit for just about any topic!

About the Special Collections and Archives / Albert S. Cook Library
Last revised: October 02, 2015