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The George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) collects, preserves, and makes available unique rare books, manuscripts, historical College records, and increasingly, digital collections. Students, scholars, and all with an interest are invited to explore and learn from these world-class collections through their own research as well as our varied exhibits, instructional sessions, and public programs.


Meet the staff of Special Collections & Archives and learn about what we do.


Today's hours at the Reading Room and Bliss Room.


Directions to the Reading Room and Bliss Room.


Our policies on collecting, publishing, and patron use of materials.


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Special Collections & Archives maintains permanent and rotating exhibits throughout the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, learn what's on view now.