Special Collections and University Archives are one of the main avenues of support for alumni, university foundations, and attracting new students. Special Collections demonstrate the level of importance the university places on its history within the community, making collecting, arranging, and preserving the history crucial to development. The task of collecting historical documentation can be a challenge for a young university. The challenges present opportunity for trained professional to use new and innovation methods to collect archival materials.
Johnson-Jones, Aisha M., "The Need to Preserve: Challenges and Opportunities in Collecting the History of a Young University" (2016). Library Faculty Presentations & Publications. 38.