About Us


The mission of Special Collections is to acquire, arrange, describe, preserve and provide access to rare, unique and out of print of materials and interdisciplinary collections pertaining to the geographic, national and cultural regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, Miami and Florida to augment the research needs of patrons from the University and the wider community.

The mission of the University Archives is to serve as the repository of the official records relating to the founding, development of and future plans for Florida International University. These documents will provide researchers, within and outside the university, information to study the activities of all facets of FIU.