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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.

Summer 2018 Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
New acquisitions
Current Exhibition

Text and Image: East Asian Rare Books and Art Works at the Claremont Colleges

A selection of East Asian rare works ranging from the early 11th century to the early 20th century from the Asian Library and Special Collections, and Denison Library and Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College.

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