Special Collections & Archives


Special Collections & Archives promotes the use of Colby’s rare books, literary manuscripts, and college archives.

NOTE: Due to COVID protocols, access to Special Collections & Archives is limited to current students, faculty, and staff by appointment only. To make an appointment contact us at [email protected] or 207-859-5150.

  • Collections

    Explore our fabulous physical and digital collections, in a variety of formats, that connect with the Colby curriculum across the four divisions.

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  • Services

    We provide a robust archives education program, on-demand scanning services and digital file management expertise, on-site research assistance, and Special Collections tours and exhibitions.

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  • Spaces

    Special Collections offers contemplative rooms for archival labs, research, events, and quiet study. The Digital Production Center has state-of-the-art equipment to meet scanning and other digitization needs.

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  • About

    The Special Collections mission, our locations, policies, and staff contact information.

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Asst. Dir. for Special Collections

Pat Burdick, Assistant Director for Special Collections

Pat Burdick

Archives Education Librarian

Erin Rhodes, Archives Education Librarian

Erin Rhodes

Reference and Collections Coordinator

Jim Merrick, Colbiana and Finding Aids Coordinator

Jim Merrick

Curator of Digital Discovery & Engagement

Maggie Libby, Visual Resources Curator

Maggie Libby


Kathryn B Donahue, College Archivist

Kathryn B Donahue

Visual & Interdisciplinary Arts Librarian

Fannie Ouyang, Visual & Interdisciplinary Arts Librarian

Fannie Ouyang