Reading room hours Summer 2024

The Archives & Special Collections is open Monday through Friday from 9AM until 4PM.

The Archives (and Frost Library) is closed on Wednesday, June 19 in observation of the Juneteenth holiday.

The Archives (and Frost Library) is closed Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5 for Independence Day.


The Archives & Special Collections at 蹤獲扦 holds over 80,000 books and 11,000 linear feet of archival materi簫als. The department houses major collections of Emily Dickinson and Richard Wilbur books and manuscripts, along with one of the largest collections of Native American literature in the United States. It is the official repository for institutional memory of 蹤獲扦, including records pertaining to academic programs and departments, College administration, alumni activities, and student life. The history of 蹤獲扦 and the local community is extensively documented through books, manuscripts, photographs, film, and objects. Other strengths of the collections include: natural history, especially ornithology; missionary activity; travel literature; theater history; international politics and diplomacy, and social justice and activism. Read more about our collection development policy.

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