Archives and Special Collections maintains a growing number of collection guides and inventories to support the discovery of and access to the collections in both analog and digital formats.

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Digital Assets

The Digital Assets online repository provides access to select collections related to Rensselaer’s cultural heritage that illuminate the Institute’s intellectual and historical achievements and highlight the work of groundbreaking visionaries. Additional content will be added as time allows. 

An array of archival and manuscript materials
Archival and Manuscript Collections

The Guides to Institute Records and Manuscript Collections provides web access to descriptive information and inventories of archival and special collections housed in the Institute Archives.

These collections include archival records which provide documentation of the development and growth of the Institute. Special Collections include manuscript collections focusing on nineteenth and twentieth century science and technology.

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Rare Books

Part of the Rensselaer Libraries' catalog that includes only materials housed in the Institute Archives and Special Collections department.  This includes rare books, undergraduate theses (1855-1910), and cataloged archival and manuscript collections.

Search the Rare Books catalog

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Curated Resources

Curated resources on specific topics of Rensselaer history: exhibitions, bibliographic guides to key subject areas of special interest, and other important lists.

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