Manuscript and archival collections found in the Rare Book Room are non-circulating and must be viewed within the Reading Room. All researchers must complete a User Services Agreement prior to handling the materials.
An appointment is recommended for access to collections. Please contact Liza Zakharova - Special Collections Librarian/Archivist to set up an appointment to view the collections. 301-687-4889.
Mr. Jansen was a local chemist, astronomer, and historian with an interest in classic science fiction. In 1990, he bequeathed his collection to the University. The principal portion of the collection is the rich assortment of over 1,000 titles of paperback and hardbound science fiction books from the 1950s and 1960s. At present, the collection is indexed but not in the catalog. Please see the Special Collections Librarian for assistance.