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The Special Collections department is available to assist all interested researchers with each stage of a research project. Undergraduates, faculty, the general public, new and experienced researchers - all are welcome. Please see below for information about what to expect when visiting, our Reading Room policies, Rights & Reproduction, and scheduling a class instruction session/visit. Our hours, directions, and contact information are in the yellow box below.
Questions? Contact us at: 410-455-2353
Fall 2021 (beginning August 31)
Tuesday/Wednesday 12 - 4pm, Thursday 12 - 7pm
Appointments are required (schedule your appointment here). Contact: 410.455.2353 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Intercession, Summer Term, and Winter Term open by appointment only. View semester hours
Directions to Special Collections
Directions to the Library
Once inside the Library, go through the security gates and make an immediate left into the Gallery. Go through the Gallery to the right and you will see the door Special Collections. The Reading Room is located through that door, in Room 104.
View the telephone and e-mail information for Special Collections staff
Beth Saunders, Curator and Head of Special Collections
Susan Graham, Special Collections Librarian
Lindsey Loeper, Archivist
Robin Martin, Special Collections Library Specialist
Finny Rocca, Graduate assistant
Jessica Riley, Graduate assistant
Ryan Koons, Contract Archivist, Maryland State Arts Council
Please watch our Visiting Special Collections video to see what to expect when visiting, including our policies, usage procedures, and services. Our diverse collections of rare books, photographs, manuscripts, archives and artifacts are available for research use by faculty, students, visiting scholars and the general public. All materials must be viewed on site in the reading room. A knowledgeable staff is available to assist researchers and to retrieve materials for study. Please see our policies below for more specific instructions.
All researchers must register to use Special Collections. This involves filling out a registration form and presenting a photo ID for copying.
Special Collections staff can make scans or photocopies for you. For information about this service and about permissions to use materials, as well as associated fees, please see Rights & Reproduction.
Special Collections offers many types of instruction sessions. Learn more about Special Collections instruction and Request an instruction session.
The Special Collections department is available to assist all interested researchers with each stage of a research project. Undergraduates, faculty, the general public, new and experienced researchers - all are welcome. Please see our Research page to learn how to search and locate Special Collections research resources, guides to help you with your research, and how to cite your sources. Learn more...
The Special Collections department is located on the first floor of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, in the back of the Gallery. Learn more...