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Middlebury College Special Collections houses the college’s rare book, manuscript, and archival collections.

By the numbers:

18 Pop-up books
58 Tiny books
1 Stuffed Poodle
Student reads rare book in special collections reading room

Visit Special Collections

Middlebury Special Collections is open by appointment on weekdays. Anyone can use our collections, regardless of background, age, or affiliation.

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Aaron N. Freeman to George Gilpin Robinson

Help transcribe our collections

If you can read handwriting, you can transcribe. Help make historic archives from Middlebury’s Special Collections accessible to future generations. Over 7,000 pages need you. Sign up for a free account with the crowdsourcing transcription service FromthePage, and start exploring Middlebury’s collections.

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    April 24-30 is Preservation Week

    In addition to the work we do to preserve our own collections of books, photographs, audiovisual formats, and digital archives, Special Collections serves as a resource for preservation in the broader community. That’s why every year we take the opportunity to highlight these efforts during Preservation Week, inspiring action to preserve personal, family, and community collections in addition to library, museum, and archive collections. 

    Ever wonder the best way to store your old family photos or how to ensure your digital files stay accessible long-term? Check out the Preservation for Everyone section of the American Library Association website and think about how to care for your own family collections. Or check out the free webinars, including: Caring for Family KeepsakesPreserving Family Recipes, and Preserving your Personal Digital Photographs


Special Collections is located on the lower level of Davis Family Library. View the Middlebury College campus map for more information.

Holiday and summer hours vary. See the Davis Family Library hours for details.

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Special Collections

Davis Family Library 101
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753

Library 101