The Daniel Photography collection contains 1500 publications on the history of photography. Books either focus on photography as an art form and communication medium, or that exemplify photographic excellence. Historically significant applications of photography are also included in this collection. Originally the private collection of Floyd Daniel, it was gifted to Whitworth in 1995. The collection was expanded by subsequent additional gifts by Floyd and Shirley Daniel of Seattle.
The Pacific Northwest Protestant Book collection contains church and regional religious history books. There are individual published church histories, biographies, religious books with a Pacific Northwest emphasis and history of Protestantism in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska
The Presbyterianism Collection is intended to be a resource for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), in the Northwest, and for students, faculty, staff, and outside researchers with special interest in, or needs for information about, Presbyterianism.
The Whitworth Collection has an institutional focus and is intended to represent the history of Whitworth in published form and to record aspects of institutional life, particularly the academic component, as reflected in faculty, staff, and student publications.
A unique collection of first edition climbing books, historic and contemporary Pacific Northwest mountaineering books, and essential reads for the practicing or the armchair mountaineer, these books were donated by former Whitworth trustee, William Fix.
Hans Moldenhauer, a world renowned musician and collector of musical documents, was a 1945 Whitworth College graduate. His large collections were divided up and gifted to nine different archives including the Library of Congress and Whitworth.
Representative groupings of artfully-bound 19th century publications in the Rare and Special Book collections at Whitworth University.
A description with images of William Morris' Odes of Horace volume published by the Folio Society.
A leaf believed to have originated from a 16th century Catholic Book of Psalms.