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What we do

With a focus on multicultural histories of Arizona and the Southwest, ASU Library is home to six nationally and internationally renowned research collections, featuring millions of items and serving as an increasingly critical resource to historians, the local community, and students and scholars worldwide.

Our featured collections

Zarco and Carmen Guerrero, Circa 1970s.

Chicano/a Research Collection

Arizona’s largest Latino archival collection with a focus on oral histories and family records.

Color costume design by Irene Corey showing the character Alice in Wonderland being raised by two prop masters. This was created for the Dallas Theater Center’s production of Alice in Wonderland, performed by a mime troupe outdoors in a Dallas park.

Child Drama Collection

The world’s largest archive documenting children’s theatre from the 16th century.

Crowds line the street as a marching band makes its way down Washington Street in Phoenix in celebration of Arizona’s State Admission Day on February 14, 1912.

Greater Arizona Collection

Documenting the diverse communities and cultures and political histories of the region.

Fancy dancers at the 2008 Wa:k Pow Wow.

Labriola National American Indian Data Center

Featuring current and historical work of Indigenous authors across disciplines.

Rare Books and Manuscripts

From Chaucer to Star Wars, more than 34,000 rare items spanning 40 centuries.

University Archives

The history and evolution of Arizona State University, from 1885 to present day.

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