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About Special Collections

The Special Collections Department manages the College’s extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts, art works, cultural artifacts, digital collections, and the College’s archives in support of the overall College mission. Special Collections staff promote teaching and learning with the collections through exhibitions, class visits, research consultations, internships, and public programs. 

The department offers opportunities for the college community to engage actively and critically with primary resources and to conduct original research. Special Collections supports disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approaches that foster materiality study, visual literacy, and the discovery of diverse, non-traditional narratives about and within the collections.

Materials are for use within Special Collections and cannot be checked out. 

Learn more about our events and projects on Facebook and the Special Collections Blog.

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101 N Merion Ave
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010

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