What's so special about special collections? The past protected. Knowledge guarded and shared. Creativity inspired.
Penn State Public Broadcasting is developing Treasures of the Special Collections—a new public television series that will investigate the marvels and mysteries of the unique and irreplaceable materials held in special collections and research libraries.
The series will relate the recorded human experience from ancient papyrus to the most recent born digital media and will increase awareness and appreciation for the vital work of special collections and research libraries, supporting their missions to preserve and protect primary sources and to make them accessible – fostering the notion that it is the use of special collections that makes them special.