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Special Collections

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With just three weeks remaining in the Spring semester, we’re looking back at a robust schedule of class visits from 18 academic departments, plus the Bread Loaf School of English and Language Schools. 

pie chart depicting number of students who visited Special Collections with a class, by department
Number of students who visited Special Collections with a class during the 2022-2023 academic year, by department, 2,107 total. (Departments displayed clockwise from twelve o’clock.)

History of Art and Architecture took the lead with most visits, and we’re especially proud to have reached 30% of first year students in their First Year Seminar courses. After a pandemic dip, we saw a 323.73% increase in numbers last year with this year representing a 96% increase compared to pre-pandemic numbers. 

line graph of total number of students who visited Special Collections with a class per academic year, fall 2017 to spring 2023
Total students who visited with a class per academic year

And these numbers only represent students who visit with classes! We also welcomed hundreds more researchers from within and beyond the College. You can schedule a visit (go/specialvisit/) or walk in whenever we’re open.