The collection's purpose is stated broadly to include not only histories of business leaders and firms but also the economic, social, and political forces that influenced the role of business in society. While books in the English language make up the majority of the collection, other languages and business and economic developments on a global scale are included as well.
The holdings assume a variety of media: archives, rare as well as out-of-print and current books, microforms, and video and audio tapes and cassettes. Currently the collection houses over 23,000 books.
Housed in a separate department within the university library, the collection has its own fire protection devices, security arangements, and humidity controls to preserve materials. The materials in the collection do not circulate nor are they available via interlibrary loan. Visitors are welcome and the staff will respond to inquiries and provide photocopying and research assistance to the extent that our resources allow.