Fourth Level - Tate Archives & Special Collections
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In addition to a great reading room, the Tate Archives & Special Collections are located
on the fourth floor. The archives documents the history of Illinois Wesleyan University
from 1850 to the present.
The primary purpose of the University Archives is to preserve all significant university publications. Included in the collection
are minutes of administrative and faculty governance committees, materials related
to specific academic departments, student organizations and athletic programs, as
well as selected publications by faculty, alumni, and student honors projects.
The collection also includes papers and memorabilia of selected individuals who have
played a significant role in the history of Illinois Wesleyan University.
The Special Collections consist of individual items and collections, which because of their historical significance,
physical format, or other distinguishing features, warrant extraordinary care and
supervised handling. The primary purpose of Special Collections, apart from preservation,
is to provide students and faculty of Illinois Wesleyan University with unique materials
for reflection, study, and research.