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Special Collections Access Guide

Archival Materials

Search Tips

  • Use keywords or short phrases within quotes, for example "citrus industry," to search archival collections located at libraries and archives at The Claremont Colleges.
  • When you find a specific collection of interest, you can search within the collection by clicking on that collection and entering a keyword in the search field on the top, right hand side. You can also explore the collection contents by clicking within the table of contents at right.
  • Browse and explore items by downloading a PDF under "View entire collection guide" at top right.

Search Tips

  • Use keywords and phrases within quotes to in the main "Search The Archives" bar.

Books, Periodicals, and More

Search Tips

  • Type your search into the main search bar on the Special Collections homepage or use Advanced Search. If you're using advanced searching, filter to "Honnold/Mudd Special Collections" and/or "Denison Library" at the bottom of the page under "Held By Library" for a search scoped to local special collections.

Digital Collections

Search Tips

  • Browse collections of interest by selecting a collection. Each collection landing page offers an overview and a browse feature. After clicking the "Browse" button, you can change your results to include up to 200 items per page making it easy to scroll and discover.
  • Search for specific topics or types of material by using Advanced Search:
    • Try searching your keyword with the "All Fields" option
    • Too many results? Try searching your keyword by "Title," "Subject," or "Description"
    • You can also limit your search by collection

Dissertations and Theses

The Claremont Colleges Library holds many dissertations and theses. These can be found in a variety of places including Special Collections. Please consult the FAQs below for more information about searching and accessing dissertations and theses.

When requesting dissertations or theses found in Special Collections, please place the request directly from the Library Search item record or place a manual request by selecting "Book" under the "New Request" menu.

Other repositories and collections for dissertations and theses: