The 20 Most Impressive University Special Collections  Easily one of the neatest perks of campus life for the particularly inquisitive, studious, or proudly nerdy involves perusing the school’s special collections. Most tend to involve some combination of rare books and manuscripts as well as information about the school itself, local history, and maybe state history. Even smaller collections tend to harbor some amazing gems. But some schools score big time, with archives bursting with veritable treasures and groundbreaking finds. This doesn’t invalidate the inherent worth of the more modest special collections out there, obviously. All the same, though ... some of the university special collections out there can only be...