Special Collections in Non-ARL libraries: Our List So Far

Earlier this year, I launched a crowd-sourced listing of libraries that work with rare books and special collections, but are not members of the Association for Research Libraries. A lot of our literature surveys ARL libraries because a list exists. My thought was that we should have a list of NON-ARL libraries that could be surveyed about their experiences, too.

Here is the list of institutions so far.

American Bookbinders Museum
Amherst College
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Autry Museum of the American West
Barnard College
Beloit College
Benedictine University
Berea College
Bowdoin College
California State University, Chico
Carleton College
Carson-Newman University
Chemical Heritage Foundation
Claremont Colleges Library
Clark University
Colby College
Colgate University
College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Congregational Library and Archives
Connecticut College
Davidson College
DePaul University
Drexel University College of Medicine
Earlham College
Fairfield Museum and History Center
Folger Shakespeare Library
Free Library of Philadelphia
George Mason University
German Societyb of Pennsylvania
Germantown Historical Society
Hamilton College
Haverford College
Historical Society of Frankford
HistoryMiami Museum
Hope College
James Madison University
Kalamazoo College
Knox College
La Salle University
Lawrence University
Letterform Archive
Loyola University New Orleans
Miami University
Mississippi State
National Louis University
Northern Illinois University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oregon State University
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Phillips Academy
Presbyterian Historical Society
Providence Public Library
Saint Louis University
San Diego State University
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Smith College
Southwestern University
Springfield College
St. Olaf College
Susquehanna University
Sutro Library
Swarthmore College
The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia
The College of Wooster
The Community Library
The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Trinity College
Trinity University
Tutt Library, Colorado College
University of Houston-Downtown
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of Puget Sound
University of Richmond
University of South Florida
University of St. Thomas
University of Victoria
University of West Georgia
Vassar College
Villanova University
Virginia Holocaust Museum
Wake Forest University
West Virginia university
Whitman College

If you work with rare books/special collections in a non-ARL library, and don’t see your institution on this list, please add yourself!


About Lynne M. Thomas

Lynne M. Thomas is a nine time Hugo Award winning editor and podcaster. In her day job, she is Head of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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2 Responses to Special Collections in Non-ARL libraries: Our List So Far

  1. Reblogged this on Confessions of a Curator, Editor, Geek and commented:

    Reminder! I am still seeking rare books and special collections from organizations that aren’t members of the Association for Research Libraries!


  2. Pingback: Librarian Launches Crowd-Sourced List of Libraries with Rare Books and Special Collections | ATLA Newsletter

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