About Special Collections


In 40 years, the Special Collections and Archives Division of UT Dallas has grown to include the History of Aviation Archives, the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library, the Louise B. Belsterling Botanical Collection, Rare and Unique Book Collections and the University Archives. For more details on each of these collections, visit our Collections page.


History of Aviation Archives
open Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm

3020 Waterview Parkway
Suite 11.206
Richardson, Texas 75080

Louise B. Belsterling Botanical Collection, Rare and Unique Book Collections, University Archives, and the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library
open Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm; Second Saturday of the month 9am – 1pm

800 West Campbell Road
Suite 3.504
Richardson, Texas 75080

Mission Statement

The mission of the Special Collections Department is to:

  • Collect, preserve, organize, describe, and make available for research, collections that fall within the scope of our collecting areas.
  • Provide facilities for the retention and preservation of the records entrusted to us.
  • Provide reference services to our patrons, both internal and external to the university in accordance with university guidelines.
  • Serve as a resource to encourage scholarly research and to promote teaching and learning.
  • Encourage the use of collections by members of The University of Texas at Dallas and the community at large.
Page Last Updated: April 10, 2021