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Special Collections Research & Access

Quick guide for WashU students, faculty and staff, as well as community researchers

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Contact Info

contact special collections

Archive, Manuscript & Rare Book collections are accessed in Olin Library at the Special Collections reading room.

HOURS:  Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00 by appointment*

LOCATION:  Olin Library, 1st floor, Danforth Campus


*collections require advance notice for retrieval and use

Questions about a specific topic? 

University Archives: Sonya Rooney

Rare Books: Cassie Brand

Manuscript: Joel Minor 

Local History: Miranda Rectenwald

Dowd Illustration Research Archive: interim curator

Film & Media Archive: Andy Uhrich