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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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Katy Scullin
Special Collections Librarian
Linda Showalter
Special Collections Associate
Georgene Johnson
Special Collections Assistant

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Digital Collections

Connect to digital manuscript and photograph collectionsof 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.


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

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Special Collections reading room is closed until further notice. Our Digital Collections remain available from any location, and we are expanding on-demand scanning for researchers who are unable to visit the reading room. 

If you need research assistance, you can contact Special Collections by phone at 740-376-4545, by email at, and by messaging using Microsoft Teams at We can also provide reference assistance via video chat using Zoom. Contact us via one of the methods above to set up an appointment. 

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