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Special Collections and Archives Locations

Special Collections and Archives at James Branch Cabell Library

Special Collections and Archives at James Branch Cabell Library houses book art, the comic arts collection, rare books and periodicals, and manuscripts documenting the history of Richmond from the late 19th century to the present. The university archives for VCU’s Monroe Park campus and its predecessor, the Richmond Professional Institute, can also be accessed here in addition to the university's permanent art holdings, the Anderson Gallery collection.

Materials from the collections do not circulate but are available for use in our reading room on the fourth floor of Cabell Library. 

The staff is available to answer questions related to collections and the use of primary source materials.

Special Collections and Archives at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences

Special Collections and Archives at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences houses archives, artifactsbooksmanuscripts, photographs, portraits and prints related to the history of health care in Virginia. The archives for the MCV Campus are also located here..

Primary research collections are open for use by VCU faculty, staff and students as well as the general public. Materials from the collections do not circulate but are available for use in the Reading Room, located on the library's first floor.

The staff is available to answer questions related to collections and the use of primary source materials.

Contact Us

Special Collections and Archives at James Branch Cabell Library
libjbcsca@vcu.edu
or (804) 828-1108.
Hours: M - F, by appointment only.

Special Collections and Archives at Tompkins-McCaw Library
libtmlsca@vcu.edu
or (804) 828-9898.
Hours: M - F, by appointment only.