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Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library

Special Collections, Claremont Colleges Library, holds unique and rare collections of books, literary and historical manuscripts, and other primary sources that are available to the students, faculty, and staff of the various Claremont institutions, and to scholars, researchers, and members of the community.

Register as a Special Collections reader

Special Collections materials are available by appointment, or if the materials are located in the Honnold/Mudd building, they are available during Reading Room Hours. Some of our collections require either advance notice or a waiting period, and visitors coming from a distance should give a week’s notice of their arrival. Please note that our hours vary during semester breaks.


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About Carrie Marsh

Director of Special Collections & Libraries

  • Provides leadership, vision and management for Special Collections and the Asian Library
  • Establishes effective partnerships within the Library, The Claremont Colleges, and the wider community to realize SC&L’s and Library’s mission and vision.
  • Develops and prioritizes goals within the Library’s strategic planning process; advocates for SC&L in the Library’s strategic planning.
  • Develops and implements strategies for the growth and sustainability of the Claremont Center for Engagement with Primary Sources (CCEPS).
  • Develops and implements strategies that sustain and expand the collections of SC&L, building on existing strengths and in accordance with the history, mission, and curriculum of The Claremont Colleges
  • Provides advanced reference services

Educational background:

  • Master's in Library Science, The University of Arizona
  • M.A. in English Literature, Central Michigan University 
  • B.A. in English and Art History, Central Michigan University

Professional memberships:

  • American Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section
  • Society of California Archivists
  • Zamorano Club
  • Book Club of California
  • California Rare Book School Advisory Board

I collect books by/about the Bloomsbury Group of artists and writers, books printed at the Hogarth Press of Leonard and Virginia Woolf, and books owned by Southern California writer and collector Olive Percival.

Digitized Special Collections

Some of our special collections have been digitized and are available for online research in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library. Finding aids to some of our manuscript and personal papers collections are included in the Online Archive of California.


Other Special Collections in Claremont

Denison Library on the Scripps College campus holds extensive Special Collections including the Scripps College Archives, the Macpherson Collection (materials on the history of women), collections of western Americana, and the Rare Book Room which holds collections of rare books, fine bindings, contemporary fine printing and other book arts.  These collections are meant to be actively used by students as well as by more advanced researchers.  For more information telephone 909-607-3941.

Carrie Marsh

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Carrie Marsh
Special Collections and Libraries
The Claremont Colleges Library

800 N. Dartmouth Ave.

Claremont, CA 91711

(909) 607-3977