Inspired by Special Collections

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

Ask an Archivist

Special Collections

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

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

Students and Primary Sources

Students often incorporate primary sources housed in Special Collections and College Archives in their research papers, projects, and presentations.

Class Projects and Distinctive Programs

Uproar on Campus: Student Protests in the Vietnam War Era - A digital exhibit created for History 301 - Introduction to Public History, spring 2016

The Southern Tradition of Civil War Commemoration: Carolina and The Southern Cross Magazine - A digital exhibit created for History 301 - Introduction to Public History, fall 2014 - Sean Hough '16, Thomas Nank '16, and Steven Semmel '16

"It's Still My School and I am Entitled to It!" The Little Rock Nine Desegregation Crisis a digital exhibit created for History 301 - Introduction to Public History, fall 2014 - Jake Farias '16, Estelle Reed '16, and Abby Rolland '15 

A Living Image: Newspaper Sketches in the American Civil War - Bryan G. Caswell '15

Hunger - S. Marianne Johnson '15

See more in The Cupola

Student Curated Exhibits

Making Their Mark: Political and Military Engagement by African Americans in the 19th Century - Melanie Fernandes '16 and Abby Rolland '15

The Gettysburg Cabinet - Wonders of nature and artifice: the Renaissance quest for knowledge (ARTH/IDS 284)

Special Collections Student Workers and Interns

H.J.C. Peirs World War I Project - Jenna Fleming '16 and Kevin Lavery '16

The Beauty of the Book - Rachel Hammer '15