Unique Collections are collections held at Milner Library not found anywhere else. These collections are diverse in their focus and contents.
A locally produced database of images for use in the study and teaching of art, design, and visual culture at Illinois State University.
The Children's Literature Collection houses several noteworthy collections including the Lois Lenski Collection, Will Johnson Collection and more.
One of the largest special collections of its type in existence, the Circus and Allied Arts Collection is over 8,000 volumes strong, including the A Passion for Circus Digital Collection.
The University Archives was recognized in 1970 as the official repository of University records that have enduring value.
This includes :
Official records from governing boards, campus offices, faculty and student governance bodies, committees, colleges, departments and faculty and student organizations
Professional and personal papers of faculty, administrative staff and alumni, educational organizations in Illinois
Manuscript or archival material related to individuals and local clubs or businesses in the area.
In 1999, Milner Library embarked on an ambitious project to collect and document the works of all faculty members in Illinois State University history.
The History Collection currently includes campus history books, proceedings of the first university governing board, digital images, and nearly 400 photographs.
Illinois State University Milner Library's International Collection of Child Art celebrates the creativity and innovative work produced by children with a global perspective.
This "working Lincoln library" contains over 2,600 books and pamphlets which cover all aspects of Lincoln's life.