Statement on language in archival and library catalogs
Middlebury Special Collections works to describe materials in a way that is respectful to the communities we serve. We recognize that some of our catalog records and finding aids—created years or decades ago—may contain offensive or harmful language. Such language represents biases that have long contributed to the silencing of underrepresented and marginalized voices, and may require updating. Read the full statement here.
Finding our collections
Middlebury’s collection of rare books and manuscripts range from a cuneiform tablet to literary papers and contemporary pop-up books. They can be searched for using the library catalog. Visit ArchivesSpace to search for literary manuscripts. Read more about accessing our collections.