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Gelman 12pm – 6pm

Access to the Gelman and VSTC Library buildings is available only to residential students and to GW students, faculty, and staff who have special permission to be on campus (the on-campus cohort) and a quarantine status of "cleared." Those who are not part of the on-campus cohort will not have physical access to campus buildings. Seat reservations are required. 

Special Collections Research Center

Special Collections Research Center

Gelman Library, Suite 704 · Contact Us · Schedule a Research Consultation · (202) 994-7549

October 27, 2020: The archives database is back up, but some intermittent interruptions continue. Please contact us and we can help get you the collection information you need while we work through our tech issues.  

The Special Collections Research Center is closed following protective measures put in place by the University for COVID-19. We will continue to monitor email throughout this time and support your research as best we can through available online resources.


Black and white photo of young boys Washingtoniana Collection
black and white photo of Teamster laborers on horse-drawn cart American Labor History
Black and white image of an historic DC map Rare Books and Maps
Historic photo of GW students in fancy dress University Archives and Records Management
Journalist Jack Anderson holds a telephone in this black and white image Media and Journalism
Black and white illustration of teachers Education
Hebrew text and printer's mark from rare book Judaica and Hebraica
Image of a brightly colored abstract art piece Corcoran Archives
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