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-192Ariel's Way - A Musical by Jim Henderson '71
  • MS-194: Richard Hutch '67 Papers
  • MS-195: Early American Document Collection
  • MS-196: Meine Fahrten 1925-1938 (My Trips) Scrapbook
  • MS-197: Meine Militardienstzeit (My Military Service) Scrapbook

Featured Exhibit

Aug. 29, 2016 - Dec. 18, 2017

Right to Serve, Right to Lead:

Lives and Legacies of the USCT

Curated by Matthew LaRoche '17,

Brian C. Pohanka Intern

Featured Digital Collection

Scrapbooks & Photo Albums

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