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The Special Collections Department advances the mission of Williams College by connecting rare books and manuscripts to teaching, research, and creative expression. The College Archives documents the widest possible range of experiences that inform the history of Williams. The Chapin Library collects books, manuscripts, and other primary sources from antiquity to the present, as a foundation of learning for the Williams liberal arts curriculum.

Researchers may use our material in the Special Collections reading room on the 4th floor of Sawyer Library. We welcome you to visit during our open hours, or to arrange a visit by contacting [email protected].

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