Welcome to Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections & Archives is the home of the University’s archives, local history, manuscript and rare book collections, and is open to the Wesleyan community and the public. Our department holds and provides access to 10,000 linear feet of archival materials and over 45,000 rare books.

But there’s more to Special Collections & Archives than just our collections! 

  • We answer hundreds of reference questions every year
  • We offer class instruction and Personal Research Sessions for Wesleyan faculty and students
  • We host events, open houses, and exhibitions during Homecoming/Family Weekend, Reunion/Commencement, and throughout the year

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Reflections of an Archives Intern

Since February of 2019, I have had the pleasure of working as an intern with Wesleyan's Special Collections & Archives. What started as a 60-hour practicum for my Masters of Library Science coursework became a six-month journey in learning about and working in archives.
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