The Archives & Special Collections is the main repository for official and unofficial records documenting the history of the college.
In addition, the collections support the liberal arts scholarship of the local academic community, and serves to document the broader cultural heritage of Lancaster county, and southern Pennsylvania.
Archives & Special Collections make materials available to Franklin & Marshall faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the community with proper registration.
Strengths of the collections include the German-American Imprint Collection, the Napoleon Collection, the Herbert Rawnsley Autograph Collection, the Franklin J. Schnaffer Collection, the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association Collection the World War I Poster Collection, the Reynolds Family Collection, the Mifflin Family Collection, and the Franklin and Marshall College Archives.
Please see the box to the right for full descriptions of our Collections Development policies.
The policy of Archives & Special Collections is to make materials available to researchers on equal terms, subject to appropriate care and handling.
Archives & Special Collections collects materials in the following subject areas:
Archives & Special Collections includes materials of the following types/formats regardless of medium (analog or digital):
Duplicates and materials that do not reflect the subject areas and/or types of materials collected by Archives & Special Collections may be deaccessioned according to established guidelines, and offered to more appropriate institutions.