Special Collections Policies
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
Gettysburg College Box 420
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-7002 ~ Director
717-337-7006 ~ College Archivist
717-337-7014 ~ General Inquiries
Access and Restrictions
Any researcher who registers, provides acceptable identification, and abides by the policies and rules of Special Collections will be permitted to use unrestricted materials in the collection. Access to materials may be restricted by condition of gift, by the physical condition of the material, or out of regard for the rights of others.
Please plan ahead for your research visit and write us, e-mail us, or give us a call to discuss your interests. This will enable us to pull materials in advance and to prepare for your visit. We ask that all researchers register in the Reading Room, and present their photo ID. You will be asked to fill out a researcher form and to sign in and out of the Reading Room.
Circulation and Loans
Because so many of our collections are unique or rare, materials do not circulate and loans for exhibition will be approved on a case by case basis.
Rules of Use & Access
Information regarding the transfer of archival College records to Special Collections.
Information regarding the policies for adding materials to our Civil War, Gettysburgiana, and Rare Books/Maps Collections.
Procedures for donating materials to Special Collections as well as information about what kind of materials can be donated.