Special Collections

The Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections is located on the 5th floor of Hale Library. The department specializes in acquiring, preserving, and digitizing materials. There are over one million items in the collection, including manuscripts, archival records, rare books, photographs, recordings, and ephemera.

Special Collections is committed to enhancing and expanding all its collections in continued support of its teaching, learning, and academic research community.

Jimmy Rogers: Champion for the Blues

Jimmy Rogers

Jimmy Rogers (1924-1997) was a pioneer of postwar Chicago blues and played with legendary blues musicians from Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, and Howlin’ Wolf, to rock and roll performers Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton. ​

The collection includes approximately 2,500 items related to Rogers' career and performances from 1960-1997. Highlights from the personal collection of blues legend Jimmy Rogers will be on display in Hale Library's 5th Floor Gallery until March 13, 2015.

The exhibit is free and available to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

Last updated: 11/10/2014