Special Collections is the Library’s principal repository for print and manuscript primary sources. The collections number nearly 200,000 volumes and more than 11,000 linear feet of a diverse array of literary and historical manuscripts, personal papers, and college archives that span more than 900 years of human history. The collections are available for research, teaching, and study in person, and, increasingly, digitally in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library.
- Explore collections on the Special Collections website.
- Request materials following our step-by-step instructions.
- Make an appointment to view your requested materials.
Visit the Special Collections Access Guide for help discovering and requesting Special Collections materials and contact Special Collections with questions.