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Renovations, June-July 2018
The Special Collections reading room will be undergoing renovations beginning June 20 and ending mid-July. We will be open our regular hours during the construction period.
To provide our patrons with the best service during construction, we ask that you contact us at LibSpecialCollections@tcu.edu or 817-257-7108 and make a research appointment prior to your visit.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this process.
The Love Family Letters have been digitized and are available in our digital repository.
The Tom B. Saunders Family Papers have been digitized and are available in our digital repository.
By an agreement concluded in 1991, the Van Cliburn Foundation transferred to Texas Christian University materials relating to the activities of the Foundation, together with the archives of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The professional Competition, first held in 1962, was created to commemorate Van Cliburn's sensational 1958 victory at the first Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Held at four-year intervals, the Competition offers a means by which the finest young concert pianists can perform before a global audience. The International Competition for Outstanding Amateurs now offers other accomplished pianists a worldwide stage.