0 The Special Collections serve as an archival repository for historical materials which are neither official University records nor faculty papers, but which relate to the history of the geographical region of which YSU is a part. This includes the city of Youngstown, the Mahoning County, and the Mahoning Valley. The Special Collections collect, preserve, and provide access to primary and secondary source materials that document the history of the larger city-county-regional area of which YSU exists.
0 The Archives and Special Collections unit of Youngstown State University collects, preserves, and makes available to University students, faculty, staff, and the public materials of all formats relating to the history of the University and its areas of subject emphasis as the Mahoning Valley and Youngstown geographical regions. The Archives and Special Collections accepts donations of materials relating to the history of Youngstown State University, including materials that document the lives and work of people and organizations associated with Youngstown State University; significant research materials relating to the history of Ohio; materials of a regional or national focus relating to the subject strengths of Youngstown State University that meet the educational and research needs of the University and its faculty, staff, students, and researchers; and significant research materials relating to major individuals and events in United States history. The Archives and Special Collections unit also encourages gifts of materials that document the history of women and minorities in the Youngstown State University community and the Mahoning Valley and Youngstown regions.
0 The Archives and Special Collections does not accept donations of duplicate materials; copies of archival materials held by other institutions; non-archival materials such as current records or records with no enduring value; non-rare books or other publications, unless they relate to the history of Youngstown State University, the state of Ohio, or the people associated with the University or the state of Ohio.
• Photocopies and/or digital reproductions of pages appearing in Special
Collections books will be made upon request by a member of the Archives
& Special Collections staff, but only at his/her discretion. Items deemed to
be in a very fragile state will not be photocopied or digitally scanned.
The University Archivist is authorized, on behalf of Maag Library and
Youngstown State University, to solicit, acquire, have accessioned, appraise,
arrange, describe, have de-accessioned, and make available the materials
comprising Special Collections.