Special Collections collects, houses, and preserves rare books, manuscripts, maps, art works, sound recordings, photographs, and other unique primary source materials which support selected instructional programs. Special Collections is also home to the College Archives and, therefore, acquires, preserves, and makes available records of enduring value which document College activities, functions, decisions, policies and programs. Special Collections regularly exhibits items from its varied collections in its Reading Room.


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Musselman Library
Fourth Floor
Gettysburg College Box 420
Gettysburg, PA 17325

717-337-7002 ~ Director
717-337-7006 ~ Archivist
717-337-7014 ~ General Inquiries

Reading Room Hours

When Classes are in session:

M, Th, F : 1 - 5 PM
T, W : 1 - 5 and 6 - 9 PM

Other times by appointment



What's New In Special Collections & College Archives

Recently Processed Collections

  • MS-211: Earman Family Letters from WWII

  • MS-212: Emma West Durkee Papers

  • MS-215: Eisenhower Memorabilia and Ephemera

  • MS-216: Fred Fielding 9-11 Commission Papers

  • MS-217: The Lois Davis Hely Papers, Class of 1972

  • MS-218: Edward (Ted) J. Baskerville Scholarly Papers

  • MS-219: Michaela Pyle Mamie Eisenhower Collection

  • MS-220: Homer W. Schweppe Papers

  • MS-221: Cpt. Robert L. Morris ’66 Papers

  • MS-222: Lt. John M. Colestock ’65 Papers

  • MS-224: The Myers-Liebegott Papers 

Featured Exhibit

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Free and open to the public, now through December 18, 2018

Featured Digital Collection

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