Special collections are collections of printed materials that are curated together because of their historic and cultural significance.
Some collections provide access to the scholarly work of individuals who have given their materials to Fuller, for example Donald Dayton, William Kostlevy, and James Washington. Other collections are the result of lifetimes of work focusing on a particular passion and thereby making a nationally significant contribution to documenting a core area of theological research, for example the collections of Robert Mitchell, and John Huber. The latter are of national importance because of the depth of documentation and rarity of the materials in the collections, for example Kierkegaard, Neander, Rivera, and Vigil.
In addition, some Special Collections are integrated with the Main collection of the David Allan Hubbard Library, such as those of Charles Kraft, and David Scholer. These are identified in the catalog and have an electronic bookplate attached to the record.
Together, the Special Collections offer data for scholarly inquiry into and understanding of the roles of Christian faith in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.