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Classes, Exhibitions, and Publications


Special Collections strongly encourages the use of the collections in support of teaching. Arrangements can be made for classes to be held in Special Collections at Olin Library or at the West Campus Library. Staff are available to make presentations about the holdings or to work with faculty interested in including rare books, manuscripts, and archives in the curriculum.


Special Collections staff present a number of exhibitions each year, to highlight recent gifts and to draw attention to various strengths in the collections.


Catalogs of Special Collections exhibits are available; contact Department to obtain any of these publications.