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Special Collections at Henderson Library

The Zach S. Henderson Library’s Special Collections Department was founded in the 1970s. Housed within the department are rare books, manuscript collections, and artifacts relating to the history of the Statesboro region and Georgia Southern University. Special Collections has materials documenting the Civil War, World War II, southern railroads, early businesses, and local genealogy. Popular collections include the Okefenokee Swamp Collection, the Bulloch County Historical Society Collection, the Lucile Hodges Collection, the Marvin S. Pittman Collection, and the Charles Holmes Herty Collection.

Special Collections at Henderson Library

To conduct research or view materials, please Schedule a Research Appointment using the online form.  Research appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8AM - 5PM.

Room 2210M, Second-Floor, Zach S. Henderson Library. 
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Autumn Johnson, Special Collections Librarian 

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  • Phone: (912) 478-7819

  • Fax: (912) 478-0289

  • Physical Address: 1400 Southern Drive, Building 208, Statesboro, GA 30458

  • Mailing Address: Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections, P.O. Box 8074, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460-8074