About Us

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Archives and Special Collections is to carefully preserve and make available to researchers various materials of a unique and valuable nature which require special care and handling. The department also serves as the primary archival repository for the official records of Dickinson College. The Archives and Special Collections Department is thereby responsible for maintaining the institutional memory of the entire Dickinson community, and for ensuring that the items under its charge are preserved, organized, displayed, and made available in a professional, scholarly manner.

Click here to view the Mission Statement

Our Policies

The unique, valuable, and often fragile nature of the material demands that all of our researchers adhere to our Rules and Regulations (below). The archives staff reserves the right to refuse service to any individuals who fail to comply with these rules.

Other Archives and Special Collections polices are available below:

Access Restrictions                          Collection Development Policy

Deed of Gift                                        Honors Thesis Instructions

Rules and Regulations                   Strategic Plan, 2013-2018

Our Hours and Staff

Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm*

Saturday & Sunday, closed

*Additional hours during the fall and spring semesters: Monday & Wednesday, 6pm-9pm

 

Archives and Special Collections Staff Contact Information

Deborah Ege

Reference Associate

archives@dickinson.edu

717-245-1399

James Gerencser

College Archivist

gerencse@dickinson.edu

717-245-1399

Malinda Triller Doran

Special Collections Librarian

trillerm@dickinson.edu

717-245-1399

 

 

Visiting Us

You are welcome to visit the Dickinson College Archives and Collections in person. We are located on the lower level of Waidner-Spahr Library, which is on W. High Street between College and Cherry Streets. For directions, see this page.

Parking- Dickinson College is located to the west of downtown Carlisle, two blocks from the square in the center of town. High Street (US Route 11) runs through the campus. Parking is available on the street and in campus lots.