The library has rare local historical materials which were held in Himeji Higher School (in the old education system). This collection consists of 509 documents, most of them are local materials in Banshū. Representative examples are as follows.
The Ancient Documents of Hiromine Shrine
These are 19 documents descended in Hiromine Shrine in Himeji, which include documents in Kamakura Era. You can use digital data in the following website. (This collection was stored in Library for Social Sciences now.)
The Ancient Documents of Hiromine Shrine ― Kobe University Library Digital Archive
The Jodo-ji Engi
“The Jodo-ji Engi” is the hand scroll that shows a history of the Jodo Temple in Ono city, Hyogo Prefecture. It was written in 1372 (Oan 5) at first, then was duplicated in 1614 (Keicho 19). You can use digital data in the following website. (This collection is stored in Library for Social Sciences now.)
The Jodo-ji Engi ― Kobe University Library Digital Archive
This is the published book in late Edo Era, written by Ikku Jippensha. This is the only copy that is found now.