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-191: The Laubenheimer Collection
  • MS-190: James Gelbert '65 Teddy Roosevelt Artifact Collection
  • MS-184: Henry Louis Baugher, Class of 1857, Travel Diary

Featured Exhibit

February 15 - June 30, 2016

Curated by seniors Melanie Fernandes, Jenna Fleming, and Avery Fox

Featured Digital Collection

Beauty of the Book

Shall We Dance?

Recently Added Books

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