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The Special Collections department of the Marietta College Library preserves rare books, manuscripts, photographs, paintings, and the Marietta College Archives.

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Special Collections

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Linda Showalter
Special Collections Associate

Special Collections Hours

Special Collections regular hours are:

Monday: By appointment only
Tuesday: By appointment only
Wednesday: By appointment only
Thursday: By appointment only
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Appointment Request Form

For specific days and holidays check the Library Calendar.

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Digital Collections

Connect to digital manuscript and photograph collections of the Marietta College Library including Marietta College Yearbooks.



Books of historic significance including the Rodney M. Stimson Collection, rare books and materials in all formats with a connection to the city of Marietta, Washington County and the surrounding area.


Listing of many of the manuscript collections at the Marietta College Library including the Manuscripts and Documents of the Ohio Company of Associates and the Rufus Putnam papers.


Photographic collections documenting the history of the college and of Marietta and Washington County Ohio including Thomas Dwight Biscoe, Stephen Durward Hoag, Harry Philip Fischer and Frederick Way, Jr.

College Archives

This extensive collection contains the early administrative records, registrar's records, presidential correspondence, trustee minutes, faculty minutes, records of student activities, and institutional publications of Marietta College.


Approximately 100 works of art, including oil paintings, watercolors, and prints, are included in the Marietta College Library Art Collection.
Artifacts important to the region including items from the Society of Inquiry.


A selection of historical records of the college and the city of Marietta.

Historical Databases