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The Archives and Special Collections, located in Franklin & Marshall College's Martin Library of the Sciences, organizes, preserves, and promotes the visual and written record of the college, and the special collections of the library. Reference services are provided to members of the F&M community and general public. The department is especially rich in materials documenting Pennsylvania-German Culture, the Classics, the Natural Sciences, Exploration, the United States Civil War, Benjamin Franklin, and the history of Franklin and Marshall College.

Contact us at:

Christopher Raab, Archives and Special Collections Librarian
Phone: 717.291.4225

Michael Lear, Archives and Special Collections Assistant
Phone: 717.358.4433


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