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

Strategic Plan, 2020-2025

Our Hours and Staff

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm  ;  Saturday & Sunday, closed


Archives and Special Collections Staff

Deborah Ege

Reference Associate


Don Sailer

Library Digital Projects Manager


James Gerencser 

College Archivist


Malinda Triller-Doran

Special Collections Librarian


Lily Sweeney 

Carlisle Indian School Digital Project Assistant




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.