CU Boulder's Special Collections, Archives, and Preservation department (SCAP) collects, arranges, preserves, and makes accessible unique collections of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, audio/visual material, and more.

Our Collections

SCAP holds millions of documents from around the world. To discover our holdings, begin by searching the following:

Search the Library Catalog Access our Archival Finding Aids

Browse our Digital Collections Collection Highlights

Visiting Us

Everyone is welcome in the reading room to view and research our materials. For more information on your next visit, see below:

Visit/Research SCAP Exhibits

Instruction and Tours

SCAP runs many classroom instruction sessions and tours using our primary sources. Because our course schedule fills quickly, please contact us as soon as possible. See the link below for more information:

Instruction Sessions and Tours


For more information or general inquiries, please contact us at