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

Recently Processed Collections
  • MS-178: Papers of Dave Woods '52
  • MS-177: Lillian Quinn Letters
  • MS-176: Papers of Hoadley George Hosford, 44th New York
  • MS-175: The Kate Burr Whiting Travel Journal

Featured Exhibit

We All Liked Ike!

Featured Digital Collection

Beauty of the Book

The Beauty of the Book


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