The Special Collections & Archives Department includes rare books, personal papers, photographs, the college archives, and other unique research materials. The collections support primary research in many disciplines including art and art history, dance, English, British and U.S. history, women's studies, peace studies, and other areas of study.
In accordance with its gift policy, the department welcomes gifts of books and archival material that document the college's history or support its current and evolving curriculum and research needs.
Students, faculty, and outside researchers are encouraged to explore our unique collections. User guidelines are provided to help researchers prepare for their visit. The staff and student workers of the Special Collections & Archives also curate a blog with items and information found in our collections. The Special Collections & Archives Department is located on the fourth level of the Athenaeum and is open to researchers 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for campus holidays.* Appointments are recommended. To schedule an appointment or class visit, or to request information about the collections, please contact the Curator of Special Collections & Archives Tara J. Olivero (410-337-6347).