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Special Collections Resources

Book Collections

Information on our book holdings, including topics covered and types of materials. 

Manuscript Collections

Information on our manuscript holdings, including a complete list of collections and online finding aids for selected collections.

Resources by Subject

Descriptions of resources and collections of interest by subject area.

Digital Projects

Links to digital projects created by Special Collections from our materials.  Most are related to local history.

Civil War Diaries

Images and transcriptions from the diaries kept by two Illinois soldiers, Gould D. Molineaux and Basil Messler, during the the Civil War.  Both served in the Union Army in the Missouri area, and Molineaux was active in the siege of Vicksburg.

Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive (UMVDIA)

A digital repository of which Augustana was a founding member, the UMVDIA is collection of historic images showcasing the Mississippi River region along the Iowa/Illinois border.