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Special Collections and Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to rare books, manuscripts, college archives, and other primary source materials with enduring historical value. We are located in room L014 in the Reed College Library. Use the staircase D or elevator from the library lobby to reach us in the basement on Lower Level 2.

Summer Hours

June 11th – August 10th
Monday – Thursday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed Tuesday, July 17th

Questions? Contact us at archives@reed.edu or at 503-777-7782.

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Mon - Thur
1pm - 4pm

Fri - Sun

Closed July 17th

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Reed Student Publications

April 6 – June 1, 2018 Flat cases and wall case by the Reference Desk In many ways, the types of publications Reed students choose to produce... read more.

Quest newspaper digital collection now available

We’re excited to announce our most recent addition to Reed Digital Collections: digitized issues of The Quest newspaper, beginning with... read more.

An Identity Crises: Images of Dissent at Reed, 1966-1972

Like any institution, Reed College has always been shaped by the individuals who care about it most. Founded out of Progressive Era ideals,... read more.