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Special Collections

Explore The Claremont Colleges Library’s most distinctive and unique resources—rare books, literary and historical manuscripts, maps, photographs, college archives, and more—for study and research.

Spring 2019 Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 1:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed: Friday, March 29 (Cesar Chavez Day)
  • Spring Break hours (March 16-24)
    • Closed:  Saturday, March 16
    • Monday – Friday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
    • Closed:  Saturday, March 23
New acquisitions
Current Exhibition

Love’s Labour’s Lost: The hidden cost of bringing paradise to America’s kitchen table

Based primarily on materials from our new keystone collection, the David Boulé California Orange Collection, and other Special Collections materials, this exhibit explores the intriguing, often forgotten story of those who toiled to build California’s citrus empire.

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Photograph of citrus workers in grove with exhibit title overlaid.

What’s happening in Special Collections? Follow along with the staff and students’ projects.

Pictures & Conversations: Featuring new acquisitions and Special Collections news.

Out of the Box: CCEPS students share updates on their projects as they explore specific collections.


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Ella Strong Denison Library

Special Collections has a close relationship with the Ella Strong Denison Library at Scripps College, housed in the uniquely beautiful, historic Kaufmann Wing of the library building.  Denison Library offers a wide variety of primary resources to The Claremont Colleges and wider community of scholars. Subject strengths include fine printing and artists’ books, women’s history, literature, and art. Denison holds the papers for the College’s founder, Ellen Browning Scripps, as well as the Scripps College archives.

Contact Us

Honnold/Mudd Library
800 Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 607-3977

Carrie Marsh
Director of Special Collections and Libraries
Lisa Crane
Western Americana Manuscripts Librarian, Special Collections
Ashley Larson
Special Collections Public Services Librarian
Ayat Agah
Special Collections Curatorial Associate
Sara Chetney
Special Collections Curatorial Associate
Tanya Kato
Special Collections Digital Project Manager
Xiuying Zou
Head, Asian Library
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