The Mahn Center is the principal repository for rare books, manuscripts, and Ohio University archives material. The Mahn Center’s mission is to support the education, research, and creative endeavors of the Ohio University community. Contact staff in Archives & Special Collections to arrange a tour, discuss how to use archival collections, how to work with your class and for help in any archival research.
Particular Collections of Interest
The Mary C. Doxsee Historic Clothing and Textiles Collection holds over 2,500 historical costume pieces that range from an 1820's day dress to 1920's scarab beetle hair pins to 1980's color block tops and everything in-between. The Doxsee Collection prides itself on being a teaching tool for individual student use, classroom presentations, community outreach and other roles it is used in for academic and community purposes.