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Winter break hours
Dec. 23 - Jan. 1: closed
Jan. 2 - Jan. 24: Monday - Friday 1pm - 4pm

 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.

Browse our digitized collections in Reed Digital Collections and our collection guides (including inventories of archival collections) in our collections guides database.

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

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Monday - Friday

1pm - 4pm

Closed Dec. 23 - Jan. 1

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