Researchers are required to create an account in order to make requests to view materials in the John Hay Library Special Collections Reading Room or to request digital images. All requests for special collections materials are made through Aeon, Brown University Library Special Collections Request System.
The Library holds more than 500 named collections which are distinguished by their specialized subject matter, age, uniqueness, or value. Most of the listed collections on this page are located in the John Hay Library. To locate digitized collections, search the Brown Digital Repository. This page also lists collections by subject area.
The BDR is a service of the Brown University Library that provides a place to gather, index, store, preserve, and make available digital assets produced via the scholarly, instructional, research, and administrative activities at Brown.
Adam Matthew publishes unique primary source collections from archives around the world on a variety of subjects including gender, slavery, race relations, medieval life, American history and culture, modern advertising, war and medical services, global economics, the Far East, the Middle East, women in America, and many more.