There are a variety of factors that determine whether materials should be included in Special Collections. The majority of our items were donated by individuals and were considered, as a whole, to be significant enough to be moved into the room, but materials from our stacks and individual donations are also considered for inclusion. Criteria used to evaluate materials for Special Collections include:
Age - Publication Dates:
Importance for printing history:
In gathering, organizing, and preserving the foregoing materials according to the criteria given, the literary, historical, or cultural value of these works and their relevance to the teaching programs of Loras College is a significant determinant.