Special Collections

Closed Stacks

A collection of rare and antiquarian books, signed and first-editions including donations from Donald Thomas, Tom Duncan, John Linn, and William J. Clinton.

Graphic Novel Collection

History of comics and graphic novels as literature

Henderson State University History Collection

This collection contains non-archival material relating to this history of the university. Examples include ROTC uniforms, promotional material, and sports memorabilia.

HSU Institutional Collection

Henderson State University faculty and alumni publications

Jane Ross Photography Collection

This collection contains many of Ross' prints, negatives, slides, and scrapbooks along with cameras and other photography equipment. 

James Blackmon Aviation Collection

Aviation books and images

Jean-Marc Lofficier Collection

European popular culture items focusing on French comics and videos

Methodism in Arkansas, George Thornburgh Collection

Papers and documents related to the Methodist Episcopal Church in Arkansas

Minnie Belle Huie Collection

Henderson's first trained-librarian, Minnie Belle Huie, is the name-sake of the university library. The collection consists of her personal books and journals.

Richard Bissette Collection

Books, models, and other artifacts of his WWII service in the U. S. Coast Guard and post-war service in the Vermont National Guard

Roy Cagle Collection

Roy Cagle, a resident of Prescott, was a WWII Navy Veteran who maintained a lifelong fascination with aviation and photography. This collection contains his personal photographs and memorabilia, airplane models, posters and maps, and a large collection of aviation magazines dating from 1927-2015.

Serpent Handlers of Southern Appalachia

A subset of the Hood-Williamson Archives of the Serpent Handlers of Southern Appalachia. (Main Collection: Lupton Library, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)

Stephen R. Bissette Collection

The complete archive of a career in the comics industry

Taiwanese Collection

Henderson hosted graduate students for several years from the country of Taiwan. These students often donated items to the HSU President and to the university as they departed. This collection contains some of these items.

William H. "Dub" Arnold Collection

The William H. "Dub" Arnold Collection is a collection of papers, news clippings, books, and other items related to Arnold's career. A 1957 graduate of Henderson State Teachers College, Arnold served multiple terms as prosecuting attorney for Clark County, as well as municipal judge, and chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.

William L. Underwood Collection

Original scores composed by William L. Underwood