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Civic Classics Collection

A special collection that supports ASU's mission of civic education

The Civic Classics Collection (CCC) consists of a core set of works that are presented in the five categories below:

  • The American Founding
  • Political Economy
  • Race and America
  • Civil Rights History and Activism
  • Indigenous Peoples.

In addition to this core collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts holds and acquires materials related to these works and continues to enhance this collection and provide a broader global context for the development and impact of the ideas and issues treated by the CCC.

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-two Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.