Feedback Express — Special Collections & Archives

Written by Robert Sivigny, Special Collections Librarian

What do Regent University history, animated films, and 18th century hymnals all have in common? Give up? They are all subject specialties of Regent University Library’s Special Collections and Archives department. If you are searching the Regent library catalog and find that the item you want has a location in “Archives,” “Special Collections,” or the “Film Research Center” on the fourth floor, you will need to contact the Special Collections and Archives department staff to ask for retrieval of your item.

Ask the staff at the Circulation Desk to get in touch with us or contact us directly: Don Gantz at 757-352-4154 ( or Bob Sivigny, 757-352-4184 ( We are at your service Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will return your inquiry as soon as we can.

On the 2010 Customer Satisfaction Survey, we received the following comment:

I would like for special collections to be more readily accessible.

Although we are unable to keep open door hours at this time, tours are available on request. Do contact us, especially if you have a need such as viewing a 16mm film, using a particular special collection, or tracking down something to do with Regent University history.

You can browse the Special Collections & Archives webpages where you will find, among other things, a 16mm film Library catalog browsing guide, a John Wimber Collection online inventory, and a short online presentation of Regent University history: “A Firm Foundation.” Check us out!